7.23.2010

drawings

Posted by jessica
There are certain things in life that I tend to keep private, and my drawings/illustrations are among those things. I find my creations to be deeply personal and very much a visual representation of my thoughts. During the process of drawing, your mood, thoughts, experiences and emotions truly affect and infect your work: from the medium you use, right down to the intricate details that you make (or do not make) to the pressure or depth of tone or colour that you apply to your work.

Rarely have I ever shared my work with anyone. Though, after being inspired by many wonderful, talented and creative individuals, I felt the need to perpetuate that creative spirit. I should say however, that I am by no means an "artist", but rather a person who admires art and regards it as a crucial component of life. However, I believe that life is in many ways "art" itself, and thus we are all "artists" in some sense.

I've always been inspired by this Nietzsche quote:

"...only as an aesthetic phenomenon
are existence and the world justified."

This claim can be unpacked thoroughly, but roughly speaking, Nietzsche believes that art is the highest form of the human spirit and existence that one can achieve, and it is to that end that I've elected to share my creations with everyone.

My hope is that you will be inspired to create art of your own in any capacity you can, and see the importance it plays in your life. Please be aware that the art that I speak of is not limited to paintings, drawings, or the like, but rather any sort of creative, meaningful endeavour that you choose to pursue.

graphite, coloured pencil, watercolour
(based on image from Frankie Magazine)

graphite, glitter

graphite, coloured pencil, watercolour
(based on image from Lula Magazine)


I do plan on drawing more frequently and hopefully I'll get a chance to share my work with you all when those projects are actualized. I would also like to apologize for the lack of quality of my images, as I currently do not own a scanner.

5 comments:

Sarang said...

Awesome drawings! <3

Sangita said...

It's Exquisite!

Mamushka Marie said...

stunning.

Kajani said...

You should continue to do more. You are extremely gifted

Sangita said...

Lovely! ABsolutely lovely. Can't wait to see more. :)
I'm in awe of your talent.

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