Monday, December 29, 2008
New Scottie Sketches
When the phone is not ringing off the wall, in the quite of a long weekend, I like to sketch. Sleepy dogs stretch and yawn. Waking from soft puppy dreams they shift, turn and scratch about the wooden floors, as my pencil hurries across the page scratching out their forms. My intense study of them has no doubt broken their peace, my gaze an irritant that interrupts their sleep.
Artist quotes on Sketching:
"There is a great appetite to work, and then my sketchbook serves me as a cookbook when I am hungry. I open it and the least of my sketches can offer me material for work." — Georges Braque 1882-1963
"Sketch quickly with light strokes on your pad ( which you should always have with you), and when it is full, start another, never rubbing out but keeping all carefully, because the forms and motions of the bodies are so infinitely various that they cannot possibly be retained in the memory. Therefore preserve your sketches, for they are your assistants and your masters." — Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519