Thursday, 5 January 2012
09:14:09 PM (GMT)
I didn't really know where to post this... I guess I should really set up a
personal blog on one of those Blogger/LiveJournal/Blogspot/Tumblr things. The only
problem is that I really don't have the time to learn to use them.
I was browsing through DeviantArt, as I do every night when I get home from school,
regardless of time or amount of homework, and I stumbled across a very unique,
individual Mexican artist called www.betteo.deviantart.com (I thoroughly recommend I
look through his gallery!). I was drawn in instantly by his style upon seeing on of
his pieces illustrating some of the great musical geniuses that were lost at age
twenty seven (Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix and Amy Whinehouse, just to name a few), and
then, I began searching through his other stuff, and I was attracted to some of his
more simple, free hand pencil sketches.
One, in particular, was a very simple street view done whilst sitting on the
sidewalk, with just a pencil... an although the art did speak to me, his passion and
ability very evident, it was most certainly his words that reached out to me the
most... and so I'd like to share them with you here:
When outside life-drawing, we...
...have to take special care for scale, proportions, perspective and detail.
...have to avoid polluting our masterpiece with our twisted personal style.
...have to be brave, in case we forgot the eraser at home. And clean, if we sweat a
lot under the sun.
...have to be fast, before the parked cars change places. Besides, the light changes,
the butt hurts when seated on the sidewalk and probably we get bored after 30 mins.
...have to be zen, because all the bystanders looking "accidentally" over our
With which one you feel most identified?Obviously, this man's primary language is Spanish, but he has a grasp of English too
- his not complete fluency, I believe, gives his words more purity, more
believability... and I found them quite poetic. Please, consider them, and take a
look at his marvelous gallery.
PS. I have written 666 diary entries. How amusing.
Last edited: 5 January 2012