Monday, February 22, 2010

GEORGE JAMES DRAWING VIDEO






I was able to make this video today while sitting at Gallery Concord.  The image is George James, the amazing artist and educator.  I was fortunate to be able to take one of his workshops on painting on YUPO and took lots of photographs of him while he was doing critiques.  This is not the best likeness or drawing but it does show some ideas of how to draw with an unorthodox instrument.  I used the coffee stirrer (which has turned black from all the ink).  Most of the coffee stirrers I have found are like the larger one I am holding with rounded edges.  Even cutting off the ends, it does not seem to be as responsive as the more flexible and thinner one.  

Since the video set up had the camera behind me, I decided not to talk and put music in to entertain everyone.  I hope you can see clearly.  You can click on the video and have it fill the screen for larger viewing.  

15 comments:

donnamcm said...

This is absolutely fantastic Myrna. I think the drawing is wonderful, so expressive and the lines are beautiful. Now we will all be hunting for the perfect coffee stick. Coffee houses will be wondering why their sticks are disappearing so fast!

Kathy said...

Wow, Myrna!! I loved watching this video and your work is fabulous. The music choice was very cooooool.

Lucy said...

Myrna,

Thank you for this demo. You've got me inspired to draw again!

Lucy Warlick
www.artbeforethehorse.blogspot.com

connie cuthbertson said...

Very impressive and inspiring to watch you draw. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Crowell said...

wow!

Nancy Standlee said...

Scorsese and Spielberg, you better watch out. This was super, Myrna, and yes I went out and bought a little mini camcorder yesterday. It's still in the box but I'm going into production also. I bet George loves the drawing and the thick and thin lines are so expressive.

magaliblog said...

I love this Myrna you are such an inspiration! Off to the studio now!PS Very nice music also who was it?

Cynthia said...

Very inspiring!!! What fun to watch. This is the start of something good for your blog..I look forward to more.

Rita Sklar said...

wonderful to watch you draw, Myrna!

Anonymous said...

The music was interesting....I too would like to know the title...So I wonder what kind of stir sticks the Kona Starbucks has? I will find out next time downtown! Thanks for the inspiration once again, you never fail to get us all excited about creating...Hugs, Dorise

Joyfulartist said...

Totally entertaining and fun. Loved watching it and I'm going to send a link to all my artist friends.

Celeste Bergin said...

I really enjoyed watching the portrait unfold. I will try a coffee stirrer..I really love how this looks. I like that you try new ways to draw. I bet you could draw with any instrument whatsoever! Bravo!

Nick said...

love that sketch Myrna, totally boss!!

Ken Goldman said...

Myrna, not only did you do a really great job with the video, the drawing is wonderful. It captures George perfectly. Love the music too.

David Lobenberg said...

I gotta try that high tech, cutting edge coffee stick, ink technique. That indeed was a stirring drawing event I just watched! Thanks.

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