It’s interesting to think about some advice I received about drawing. “It’s better to draw from real life, not from a photograph, and not from memory.” I’m not sure I agree.
From my perspective, my drawings are more free and turn out better when I’m not trying to replicate the perfection of nature or capture a moment that might disappear with a gust of wind or a slight breeze.
Oddly, I’ve found freedom in ink, hand made paper, and drawing what I feel – not what I see.
I’m not sure why I feel the freedom – still thinking about it.
I don’t really think it matters – the ‘why.’
I think what’s important is that I’m exploring and discovering.