Sunday, January 07, 2007

Art plan in motion


I ran some errands in town yesterday, and had a quick coffee in one of the cafés I passed by. As I sat down, th Good Art Plan Fairy popped up on my left shoulder and whispered:
-You could take the chance to make a quick sketch of some people here, you know. You stated in your Art Plan that drawing people was an important thing to develop this year...

Immediately the Evil Procrastinator emerged on my right shoulder and started to shout:
-No, no, no, you stupid Art Plan Geek! This is a Coffee Break, not a drawing session! You can´t draw and drink coffee at the same time! The Art Plan starts tomorrow!

They started arguing, and I decided to shut them both up by doing one very quick drawing for ten minutes. The Art Plan Fairy looked pleased, and the Procrastinator was at least not angry since it was just a quickie, nothing fancy. They both gracefully faded away as the drawing was finished.

Ink pen on paper, colored afterwards with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush.

23 comments:

Lin said...

OH, I LOVE IT, NINA!! It's loose and fun and just perfect!!!

Casey said...

This is lovely Nina - congratulations for winning the battle with the evil procrastinator!

Majken said...

I love the colors and the balance in the picture.. you managed to turn a quick sketch into an entire picture. Great!

Renate said...

Really like that. And am looking forward seeing more people here!

Teri C said...

You are funny! Love how you left some open lines and color. The conversation with self was great.

shirley said...

Wonderful - the sketching and the page composition. I can relate to the mental struggle - my art plan includes figure drawings, but my brain doesn't want to do them and mess up a journal page. I need to just grab an old journal and start!

Shelly McC said...

Wow! This is fantastic!

deboraht said...

Excellent sketch! I love drawing people too, but it is a question of interupting your coffee break or ignoring the person your with.

Cheers.

Linda said...

Nina, this is really GREAT! I really like the use of color vs none (for want of a better way of phrasing it ...) Really excellent composition! And the text made me laugh -- I SO relate!
:-D

Redheaded Stepchild said...

This is great - I love the looseness! I'm still fighting with the evil prcrastinator most of the time!

Lindsay said...

I thought these 2 were only in my head!!!!! Glad you-know-who won the arguement!!!

Terry Banderas said...

Nice sketch and nice color. People were probably paranoid when you were sketching them--usually what happens to me.

mrana said...

ooooo i really like this! Now I know whom I should get to shut up the next time I go out for a coffee! This is such a great drawing!

wagonized said...

Congrats on the art plan -- and i like the haphazard quality of this "quickie" -- how the lines intertwine and where you chose to add color.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

I'm glad the art plan fairy won, Nina. Perhaps your art plan fairy will remind mine to give me similar nudges. Well done.

littlemithi said...

I wish I had as much resolve as you! Congratulations on your quicky - love the drawings and the composition and colour. Love everything about it basically!

Susan said...

Nina, how wonderful. Your sketch and your plan. This is TOO exciting!

Laura said...

And this is why I love visiting your blog--you have such a wry sense of humor and you draw and paint like an angel.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for signatures

Marie-Dom said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Glad the art-plan fairy won the day!!
MD

Jana Bouc said...

Good for you! And the drawing is so vibrant and assertive too. I like the lettering being included.

SCquiltaddict said...

gREAT jOB nINA...like the way some are colored and some not...as well as the variety....

paula said...

Just had the chance to catch up with your blog entries, Nina. Love it all! This good-evil battle is so true--and well expressed!