So you think YOU are sick of those Fashions on the Field drawings I am freakin’ bored witless! It has taken every ounce of mental discipline to finish this last one. To be fair, discipline, focus, being task oriented etc, are all traits that I seriously lack. Anyway now it is finally finished and no one need read another blog post (at least from me) about fascinators, millinery, or whatever the fuck that shit they put on their head is called. (husband here: she doesn’t really mean that)
This last one nearly killed me. I have to admit I hated every second of it! I feel a bit bad owning up to that. It feels a bit like artistic blasphemy. Everything should be created with love, passion etc etc … In all honesty this one came from a place of frustration and desperation … JUST GET IT DONE.
Here she is; Courtney Moore the winner of the 2016 Myer Fashions on the Field event, completed in graphite, colour pencil and digital colouring.
…and here are all the rest. These 11 drawings are part of bigger plan / collaboration project. Only time will tell what happens with that project. If I never speak of them again you will know that it amounted to nothing and I wasted six months drawing smiling women in silly hats! Never again! (husband here: she really does love the hats and the smiling women)
So which one is my favourite? Certainly Chloe Moo – 2013, was the crowd favourite, smashing my Instagram account. I think I am most chuffed with Kristy Magillivary – 2008, the all black one, only because I could not fathom how to draw an all black outfit (nor how an all black outfit actually won) (husband here: she likes black! she wears loads of black I swear!). I did a lot of it in Photoshop and it turned out exactly as I planned.
As my personal favourite, I am torn between Emily Hunter – 2015, and Angela Menz – 2011 (aka – vagina head). (husband here again: it was me who said it looked like a vagina. It’s not her fault). For both of these I ventured a lot further with colour pencil than I have previously and was pretty happy with the results. It has definitely inspired me to pursue colour pencils a bit more (oh and to buy $100 worth of new fancy Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils.)
For all my wanting to be a real/ professional artist at the beginning of the year this project was a stark reality check. Maybe it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. Maybe I don’t want to be a REAL artist after all and I am truly okay with that. I just want to draw what I want to draw, how and when I want to draw it, with no external or internal pressure.
Creativity is something deep within me that I just have to get out (I’m sure my husband is going to read that and say …what like a giant 💩.. ewwww), It doesn’t have to have a purpose or a meaning, it doesn’t have to “get likes”, it doesn’t even have to be that good at the end of the day I just have to do it.
(Husband here: she really is a nice person, sometimes she just lets shit come out that should remain in her head. I guess that’s why I love her. I apologise to anyone who has been offended)
Ha ha.. he hijacked my blog post and the fact that I spent $100 on colour pencils didn’t even raise an eyebrow!!