A little hope is born and feeling proud that my very first submition for auctioning is soon considered.

Dare to believe, nevermind the result!
Dare to believe, nevermind how long may take!

I remember that afternoon entering the airport with mixed feelings, still hung with happy days and moments spent- and so with no peace to leaving, sametime bittered with sad news I’ve got few hours before taking the flight. Don’t know how, after finding a quiet corner and a free bench in that rushing hour I’ve started to sketching, as a need for sinking down my worrying thoughts, yet with a mental annoying buzz almost audible, consistent, like a visceral distressing noise all around me. I’ve had no power to finish my sketch then, packed the things back and soon forgoten my scribbling. After couple of days I have resumed the illustration. That lately turned into a new sort of work, so from just planned white ink sketching, now garmented with oil pastels.

Mixed emotions marks the art up and down. There are times that harvests trash art works. Then, what we do believe is ‘trash’, later watching from another angle and daring to keep it on, setting new ideas down, may revive what has been saved from the trash bin.

Now, nevermind whether these ‘hopes’ would be materialized in a little stack of money or will wreck totally in the way down of any-hopes-of-rewarding. The prize here is “to dare”. ” Recognition” equate iterative and perpetual work, plus creativy and inspiration, doubled with strong believe that you will make it happening.

Depicting the light

It is always a challenge to draw ‘in reverse’. Shades turns lights. The rest stays in shades of darkness. Gradients are smooth or coarse, up to the angle view. Here, dark series continuing with the pot of lavender- which I’m tempted to resume the topic, not only sketching, not only in the dark.

Pot with lavender (mix of charcoal and white ink)
“Pot with lavender” (mix of charcoal and white ink)

Go ‘white’…

…And set it on black. Endless possibilities of expression in illustrating. Imaginative, figurative, cut from reality or just from a dream.

Here, focused with the details and to acquire shine effect around the subject. Used inkpens, white and silver, as well as a fine touch of white charcoal.

‘ Yucca’ (white and silver inkpens on black paper)

Drawing is therapy

…And not only drawing, sketching, painting, any form of following your passion into a performing art, helps to cure the fears, filling the loneliness up, turning the darkness of the spirit into the light.

Sketching white on black paper
Drawing help to sustain a healthy method of self-expression

Drawing can also be used as a method of communication for the more introvert people (in regards to expressing ideas and thoughts) and encourages creative problem solving and self-discovery (finding your own style, for example).

Sketching white on black paper
Drawing is therapy

Clear your mind and make yourself feel less stressed, it is absolutely worth it.

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