A Little Magic

Have you ever been lost in something such as writing, painting, or other hobbies that you forget about time itself.  In my moments late at night, I was simply enjoying the music pumping through my iPod while engaging the blank piece of paper.  I was free of real life worries or pending issues, it was just  my pencils and I.  The exploration of what can happen always excites me when layout the ground work for an imagine.  Finding a reference for poses is always quite the challenge due to the short list of people who would pose for me so I am left from studying forms from pictures.  It is how I study art.  I appreciate the dances of lines, the subtle touch of shading to bring out the form.  To me its like magic.  Learning to see angles from the positive and negative spaces takes time but allows me to see the simplicity of shapes that come together to form a more complex image.   To me its the dance of lines.  To be the one composing such a dance brings a satisfaction and self worth that I cannot describe.  Its like seeing something about yourself that is pure in away, that sparks something inside your soul that brings about a happiness and peace that can only be found when you accept something that is true about yourself.   When I draw its like a spiritual encounter, the inner voice quiets down and you begin to see in a perspective without judgement.  It is a world that most are uninvited until the finished product is revealed.  But what most don’t know is that it is a true labor of love, the experience of creating is where the magic happens.  The self voyage of discovery.   I stayed up until 2 am working on this one.  It is not finished by any means but I feel the need to post.  After all this little space (blog) is my digital sketch book.  

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mae Clair
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 23:58:20

    Although I’m not an artist I can completely relate to what you draw from creativity. I see the blank screen or blank page instead of the canvas but it speaks to me in the same way. There have been many nights I’ve worked into the wee hours of the morning because the muse refuses to let me go. Yours gives you beautiful drawings and more than a little magic. I’d say your gift has blessed you with an abundance of magic, judging by this sketch. 🙂

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    • amadiex
      Jan 30, 2013 @ 22:20:53

      Wow Mae thank
      you for the compliment!!! I totally agree with you about being pulled by something you love that takes you through night. Its like its such a vital force to contend with. I guess I am not the only one that is up late at night:):):)

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