Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ride for a Ride Sketch
When I send out and sell artwork, especially my smaller sketches and drawings, I feel the need to photograph and share these images as they leave me. This was one of the original drawings for my ride for a ride concept. You can see a more fully realized painting on this subject at the bottom of my canvas kill live gallery.
Often times these tiny doodles, sketches, or drawings are the birthplaces of much grander ideas or projects. The babies. Often times the smaller more experimental works feel more important to me than larger more time consuming finished products. This feeling is also why I have a hard time throwing out any old sketch. Which leaves me with a room full of boxes and suitcases filled to the brim with drawings and sketchbooks.
This 'ride for a ride' sketch is an important work to me, but I felt it necessary to pass it on. Plop. It is dropped into the mailbox, heading to Texas. To be a part of a collectors collection.
I wonder if all artists' feel this way about their sketchbooks and doodles. Where all the real ideas stem from, where the passion is raw. If you create artwork of any kind, I would love to know if you also have this same experience. Are you attached to the first draft, the first jam session, the first sketch? Or are you more attached to the final product? Or maybe you are disconnected and can let them all flow freely without attachment?