Title: ‘Potion Making’
The drawing is done with black and white pastel pencils over toned paper.
This is part of my first year Atelier training where we learn to see nothing but value. This drawing took quite a while with a lot of challenges along the way but eventually I completed it to my satisfaction.
The idea I had behind it was to choose objects which are integrated by a narrative. It was quite fun, although I still haven’t decided which potion I was making. Was it a truth drug or a love potion, or maybe a potion that makes you incredibly lucky – a potion that provides answers to all the questions your subconscious knows. Maybe a potion that turns you into a mermaid for one day. Cool; potions are fun.
I think I would have chosen to become a mermaid for one day, but only if I could find predator free waters to swim in (and possibly, if I had enough of the potion to share with a friend).
This was the last drawing project I did – this year it’s only paintings. I currently have a love-hate relationship with oil painting. I love it. I hate it. Indeed, it’s how it is. But I think I love it more.