I hate that urge to draw something you know you’ll have a lot of fun with but can’t because you have other art assignments that require your attention first.
Like hnnngh I’ve had this urge to draw but not for my class and it’s bugging the everloving shit out of me.
Welp, the sooner I finish this piece I’m screaming over, I could treat myself, right?
You are gonna have to draw it sooner or later, but you also kinda have to draw for you class. I think maybe draw for class, then that, then class mayhaps?
That is annoying I know the feeling.
Maria Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)
Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.
'Anatomy' (c) Daryl Toh Liem Zhan 2014.
Another stress reliever art piece for tonight. Nothing beats painting the human body and it’s inner workings. Beautifully macabre, without blood and gore - just the way I like it.
I feel like I have been through a lot of talk lately as to why art should exist, why one should choose certain subject matter. If you need to debate over why you don’t think a piece should have even touched on subject matter and been put out in the world, it means you don’t think it should have been made.
This is rather foolishness. If it is a piece the artist felt the need to make then it obviously comes from something the artist felt important even if the artist hasn’t figured out why yet.
Art should be made and deal with subject matter because the artist believes it should. It is rather petty to attempt to subjugate art to one person’s standards. It should exist because you felt it should and you made it so. There are so many things to say or show and art is doing that.