Thursday, 14 January 2010

We have normality - a return to Heath Ledger

The children are all back at school, the snow is thawing, I’ve done a couple of quick sketches… finally some normality!

This is a sketch of Heath Ledger – it’s crude and I always feel I can do better but I’ve managed an essence of Heath I think!

Heath Ledger 002

I often have warring urges when drawing. My dilemma can be summed up by a story I read some years ago. A Pottery teacher divides her class into two group. The first set is told they only need to make one pot and will be graded on its quality. The other set is told that they must make as many pots as possible and will be graded only by the number of pots they make, whatever the quality.

The “Quality” set spend hours deliberating on what constitutes the best pot and ultimately produce a nice pot but it’s nothing special. The”Quantity” group spend hours industriously producing pots. Their early attempts are pretty pathetic but as time progresses the quality of the pots improves so that the end pots are equally good, if not better in quality, than the one produced by “Quality” group. Part of me naturally identifies with the “Quality” group. However, I’m trying to get my head around the fact that the best way to get quality is to produce in significant quantity.


brian said...

I dont know how god a liknes it is to Heather,but I like the style of sketching, As for the pots, Practice makes perfect

Drawn to Caricature said...

Thank you for your encouraging words. I'll keep practicing ;-)

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