Summer has arrived in a rush now. Temperatures went up to 30°C during the last couple of days. The ink drawing of a fruit tree meadow made further progress. The end is not near yet, funny enough I look forward to the many leaves that are waiting for me to be drawn somehow.
What is good drawing? This question comes up quite naturally when a couple of artists or art lovers meet and start to discuss their subject of interest. Defining good drawing seems to be as difficult as defining good painting as soon as the question of accurate or academic representation is left. But even getting over this cliff with a convincing argument seems to be difficult. None of the words we might find to argue for the one or other drawing seems to be precise and strong enough. What is a vivid or confident line and what else we might say about the quality of a drawing?
Time makes the difference. The time we spend looking at a drawing is an indicator for the quality. The more time we spend with a drawing the better it is I think. The best drawings never wear off, the cheap ones are done away with the blink of the eye.(what is good drawing)
Even though the weather in this part of good old Germany must be classified as lousy considering we have already mid of June, there are still a couple of afternoons that allow to go out with a big sheet of paper (46X61 cm). This ink drawing is progressing step by step. Looking, not thinking, in a way meditating is the thing here. Drawing such a detailed study line by line is a challenge, but once the idea of creating a piece of art or so is put away, everything is alright.