So I return to college at Pratt in about three days, and I'm really excited about it! I'm going back really early since I'm going to be an RA for one of the freshman dorms there. I'm hoping it'll be a good experience for me, that'll help me gain some more confidence and meet new people. I think networking is an important part of anyone's life, but artists in particular; for getting ideas from other people, collaborating on projects, just having people around to encourage you, and a million different other ways. Confidence and the ability to connect with other people are both things I'd like to improve in myself and use to help further my future career, so it seemed like a pretty great idea to me. And it should be a lot of fun.
But anyway, here are some drawings I've been doing over the summer on location at Coney Island and in my figure drawing class. I'm using a lot of color in many of these, which as I mentioned in my last post, is something I've been avoiding for a while. Something else I'm trying to do is to avoid "drawing with paint", and use shape instead of line when I'm painting. That's still something I need to work on - I'm using line more than shape in quite a few of these, so I suppose I've still got a lot of work ahead of me. But that doesn't mean there aren't interesting things happening in all of these! I wouldn't post them if I didn't think so.
All of these images were made with acrylic paint. (Maybe one of them has ink in it, too.) I have every intention in working back into several of these, especially the painting of the concession stand covered in signs. As always, if you like the images, click on them to see a bigger version.
I really can't wait to get back to Pratt where I can finally use the scanners instead of taking terrible photographs with my digital camera.