I've been trying to make my pieces a little more delicate, and yesterday I tried reigning myself in by forbidding myself the use of ink. This one is just pencil and gouache. Opinions? I know that some of my friends actually read this because you've talked to me about various pieces on here, so do lend your opinion. Should I embrace this new pencil-only technique?
Also, I've been reading a really lovely little book entitled "Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art." Maurice Sendak is one of the contributing illustrators, and something he said really resonated with me:
"If I have an unusual gift, it's not that I draw particularly better than other people-- I've never fooled myself about that. Rather it's that I Remember things other people don't recall: the sounds and feelings and images-- the emotional quality-- of particular moments in childhood. Happily an essential part of myself-- my dreaming life-- still lives in the light of childhood."
Couldn't agree more.