A series of charcoal artworks I made inspired by pointillist drawings with poetry. As always, I'm fine with anyone sharing my art with credit.
I tend to have trouble drawing things, in the sense that I am horribly unmotivated to do so. In October of 2014, I bought a copy of Yoko Ono's Acorn, and immediately appreciated the drawings within.
So I went down to the art store, bought some charcoal and some big paper, and set out to try drawing feelings instead of things. Turns out, when I'm angry-like (specific emotions are hard to describe) in particular, drawing the feelings out can be therapeutic. It's like everyone was telling the truth about art the whole time.
What I hung on the wall.
At the end of it all, this is what my apartment wall looked like:
The blue painter's tape is a patented mounting system. (I'll probably choose a few to frame soon.)
These are listed in the order I made them. There were a few tiny works (as in, actually done on tiny paper) that I regarded as warm-up that I never took pictures of. But other than those, these were my first works with charcoal.
October 11, 2014
I'm still really pleased with how this one looks, though I'm not sure exactly why. Messy yet clearly defined, perhaps?
October 12, 2014
A friend gave me some pointers on shading with charcoal, and suggested I practice, so I did. This shape just... happened.
October 13, 2014
Inspired by the drawing on the page facing "Connection Piece VI" in Acorn.
October 14, 2014
Inspired by the drawing on the page facing "Wish Piece III" in Acorn. Moved on before I finished getting the shading the way I wanted.
November 5, 2014
Inspired by two different drawings on the pages facing "Room Piece II" and "Sound Piece IX" in Acorn. This shape, too, just... happened.
December 7, 2014
Largely unplanned. Definitely based on how I was feeling at the time.
June 3, 2015
Largely unplanned. I really prefer the way it looks when rotated, though this is the orientation used when making it.