A Fifth Friday Extra
Getting to Notan
Historically, drawing has been used for studying the subject without intending the drawing to last as a stand-alone work.
On fifth Fridays, Dianne does a special study, sometimes unrelated to the regular series, sometimes incorporating lessons within series. For this Fifth Friday Extra, while watching a video of a little waterfall, she takes you on a journey of discovery, getting to know the falls first with gesture, then with shape and last with value.
Drawing is indeed a powerful and delightful mode of expression and creativity. Some of the most moving art works in existence and now being created are drawings. But to limit drawing, or even painting, to production only is to limit potential for discovery. After all, it is through discovery where new ideas are born.Michelangelo Buonarroti, one of the most beloved artists of all ages used drawing to discover and plan all of his works. Studies for the Last Judgement in the Sistene Chapel in Rome are found HERE, and for the Medici Chapel in Florence, HERE.