Also this which I abandoned but kept doing after stopping the first day.
But now I got a new scheme for drawing stuff I plan to put into action. And hopefully this paralyzing week of depression will flit off once finals are over.
Also I have drawing courses in spring/summer which is pretty much the only thing getting me out of bed these days.
(The last two weeks I have gotten up, turned off my cell phone alarm, and crawled back into bed to watch 20 min Let’s Play's of old NES games on said cell phone.)
(This is adequate behaviour, certainly.)
Six half-filled pages, and this was the best one.
I need to get my head out of my growing pile of responsibilities, or else I’ll never get anything done or done well.
As Christianity took over Rome, Christians started repurposing Roman architecture. Santa Costanza was a martyrium, based on a circular Roman model of building associated with Imperial tombs. They’ll also take the Basilica for their first churches. These models change over time, eventually becoming the modern churches and cathedrals.
I should read more about architecture. This stuff, like, blew my mind a year ago.
After the Orientalising style we’ve got the Archaic style, which leads, in vase-painting at least, the black-figure and red-figure style. So what happens in black-figure, a compound called slip is added to a pot, then fired. The slip comes out a different colour (black) than the rest of the pot, giving you silhouettes. Details are carved in later. Red-figure is basically the opposite except details are painted on, not carved.
The big thing about Greek art around this time is that signatures start to appear. You didn’t see this in prior art—for the region or, at least for the purposes of my class, for history in general. And it really makes sense when you add it together with the Greek invention of democracy, where every (citizen’s) individual choice matters, and the growing love of the human body in their art. A sense of individualism is being born.
We see more of the developing humanism in sculpture, though.
I can’t bear to read the things I wrote, but I find I usually like looking at the art I’ve previously made.
Flash cards were a lot of fun.
Very, very briefly this started as not-a-sketch. I’ve actually been trying to draw office interiors all day.