Paper to my left. Paper to my right. No doubt there is paper behind me. Do you know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by paper? This is only a fraction of what I’m having to deal with right now. Different shapes, sizes, material, cold press, warm press, heavy weight, light weight, prices… I could go on.
My conundrum at the moment is choosing the perfect shade of grey (insert witty 50 Shades of Grey joke here). I’m in the midst of deciding whether I want a warm grey or a cold grey. Maybe a creamier grey or a greener grey. Should it be a little rosy? Seriously, there are way more greys than you’d think (insert second witty 50 Shades of Grey joke here).
Here are some of the 50 shades of grey, none of which are very kinky:
Drawing doesn’t appear to be as easy as some would think. There are many different areas in which one needs to make decisions. Every detail is throughly thought over. Should this line be 2mm longer or shorter? Is that elbow on the same plane as the hip? Does this need to be darker or lighter? Because some drawing seems to be “simple” it is even more important that all decisions are taken very seriously. Our work is very important to us.