Monday, July 12, 2010

some drawings of this year 1

i'm always drawing. but drawing remains an undervalued art form. invariably, for exhibitions, paintings and sculptures are favoured. still, drawing to me is like poetry, and it is definitely a continuous source which pours over to painting. enough said, i'm just going to put up some pictures. (you can click on them for larger images.).

by the way, i invariably find drawings to be difficult to photograph well, my cameras nor my scanner are able to handle the contrasts and subtle whites and tonings that typically occur in a drawing. so although i put in quite some effort, the result is not as accurate as i would like it to be.

la gomera, drawing, own work
la gomera, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 20 x 30 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

vision of st. francis, drawing, own work
vision of st. francis, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 20 x 30 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

i found my love in a corner, drawing, own work
i found my love in a corner, waiting -though we did not know it at the time- for me, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 40 x 30 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

here i stand head in hands, drawing, own work
here i stand, head in hands, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 30 x 38 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

taking care of the psychiatric patient 1, drawing, own work
taking care of the psychiatric patient 1, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 30 x 40 cm, click on the image for an enlargement, i'm not satisfied with this reproduction's colours).

taking care of the psychiatric patient 2, drawing, own work
taking care of the psychiatric patient 2, mixed media on paper(own work 2010, 30 x 40 cm, click on the image for an enlargement, i'm not satisfied with this reproduction's colours).

the false guru and his Divine Energy, drawing, own work 2010)
the false guru and his Divine Energy, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 15 x 10 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

self-portrait as you crying over me, drawing, own work
self-portrait as you, crying over me, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 30 x 40 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

self-portrait cruising down the styx, drawing, own work
self-portrait cruising down the styx, mixed media on paper (own work 2010, 30 x 40 cm, click on the image for an enlargement).

2 comments:

shorter college atlanta said...

Drawing is an art and will always be appreciated. We cannot compare drawing to any other art since every art varies and unique from each other. But you should never give up since there area lots of drawings and artworks that are displayed and well appreciated by the people.

frank waaldijk said...

thank you shorter college for the heads up!

it really helps to have some encouragement from time to time.

at this stage in my artist career, i really know deep inside that there is true quality in my work. but there have been earlier stages where self-doubt was also quite often in my way.

therefore i also try to make it a point to express my appreciation when i encounter other artists whose work i value for some reason.