Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Continuous Line Drawig

I went to Spain over Christmas. Saw a lot of great architecture, ate copious amounts of wonderful food, and walked my legs off with my gorgeous gal pal. Surprisingly I didn't get very much drawing done while I was there.
However I was inspired by the Picasso museum. He did a series of of continuous line drawings of the circus theme. Now from everything I've read about the man, I'm guessing this was one of his exercises in one ups man ship that he would spring on unsuspecting artists that would come to visit. "Yes you can draw, but can you do this?" and he would proceed to whip one of these out. This all conjecture on my part. But that aside, back at the hotel I tried my hand at it and whipped out a drawing of my girlfriend, and guess what?! She liked it! Ain't love grand?

6 comments:

Marc Deckter said...

Welcome back from Spain! I like Picasso's continuous line drawings too - many of them have been collected in this little book: PICASSO'S ONE-LINERS.

Happy New Year!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Spain!!!?? I'm so envious! Great drawing!

Piotr said...

terrific drawing vincent! i gotta get back to this method!

ryan said...

cool, man. that must've been tricky. i vaguely remember having to do a continous line drawing in one of my high school art classes

WIL said...

What most people don't realize is that Vincent draws his continuous line drawings with his eyes closed.

Can Picasso do THAT?

Jim Smith said...

Nice drawing man. She's a lot prettier than you what told me.