"Allalinhorn" ( graphite on paper, 30x42 cm).
This summit is one of my favourite mountains. Situated in the middle of Switzerland, this small fourthousander is among the most accesible summits on the list. A beautiful one... And it was a good drawing subject to start 2018. Drawing the complicated glacier system was a challenge, and I spent a lot of time drawing it. It was a pleasure to do...
The drawing is a part of a bigger art project; let's call it " The 4thousanders in the Alps" :-))
One of my friend - who is finally became a full time mountain guide - asked me to design a logo for his business. In the first sketches I tried to integrate the characteristics of the region, but finally that was too much. The simpicity is the key...
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You are a full time worker, you are tired after eight hours of hard, demanding physical work, and the first thing after closing the entrance door behind you is the idea of a long, lazy relax, and an early enter in the bed. That sound normal, right ?
Not for me....
If you do not repeat, sketch, draw, or paint every day, you loose your skill. Just a half hour, or just twenty minutes of sketching - that's enough. Sounds easy, but - for me, well - one of the hardest mental games....A real challenge of the day.
But creating is part of your existence, so you have no choice, you have to do. And sometimes the twenty minutes just disappear quickly, and when you collect yourself you are suprised: is it midnight already?
These are quick , 30 second or one minute long gesture drawings. They are good for warm-up or just for fun, if you are not prepared for more serious creation. Just do something, that's the point !