Love

In duty there is no love. The structure of duty in which the human being is caught is destroying him. So long as you are compelled to do something because it is your duty you don’t love what you are doing. When there is love there is no duty and no responsibility.

– Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known,83

Academy

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Doing some linocut for our printmaking class.

Professor suggested that we start with line-art portraits, and be careful not to cut out too much material, because we are unable to restore it. Otherwise, if we start with fewer cuts, we can always do another intervention and remove excess.

Also, it is advised that we use ‘V’ shaped knife, and only in later stages to switch to ‘U’ shape.

It seems that proper technique plays a huge role, because it uses less physical strength and allows us better control over lines. Alen also gave me some good tips that I try to incorporate.

Next step is to do a test print, and prepare three more sketches.

Academy

Almost skipped figure drawing session today, was kind of tired and moody but decided to go anyway. That turned out to be good decision, because it helped me relax and do some nice studies. Our professors stressed importance of:

  • Observing
  • Looking at form from different angles
  • Going slowly, not rushing too fast
  • Staying away from way too geometric shapes, but instead trying to let the lines flow