Tuesday, February 3, 2009


by Jaye Frisina of Thirteenth Story

I've often wondered how important it is to create daily. At every new years (or whenever I am compelled to have a new beginning), the first thing I say is: "I want to draw every day."

Unlike my friend Bret, I have not been unable to accomplish this. And, this year I've found it helps to really contemplate how important drawing every day is to me. For starters, practicing, developing new techniques, and new ways of interpreting the world are critical to keep my work fresh. My work tends to be simple, stark, iconic looking, but that doesn't mean it has to be without dimension and story. You should see some of the under-drawings! Practicing, especially drawing from life, will enhance and help my work along to the next place.

I was checking out some of my favorite artists whom I have dedicated a "Spotlight" section of my zine. Though very different they all have one thing in common:

...sketching and drawing as often as possible. And if it helped bring these artists to the level they worked at, it sure can't hurt me to try!

1 comment :

  1. seems to be a common theme lately - perhaps we should all try to sketch, paint, sculpt etc. daily.
    i for one am going to try
    life gets busy and it is so easy to let that part slide - i think i will move it up higher on my priority list


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