For today I decided to go back to doing some of my beach ball and robot head construction drawings. These are pretty fun to do and my attention span and ability to focus are still quite suboptimal right now. All of these were random poses chosen by rolling my Styrofoam ball around the desk and drawing it in whichever position it lands in. I still haven’t decided if that’s enough to qualify these as life drawings or not but it’s definitely an interesting exercise.
Here’s a picture of the Styrofoam ball that I use as a starting point for all of these (I drew the axis lines on it using sharpies):
The thing I learned today was that what you end up with has a lot more to do with how you choose to see it than how it actually is. A lot of these ended up looking like they were in the same position. When I see it as the base of a face though, rather than just a ball, even almost identical positions can look completely different just because I’m placing the imagined face on a different plane of the ball. At some point I’ll do some coloured versions of these to give you a better idea of what I mean.
I think the rest and better food may actually be helping me to recover from whatever bug I picked up so I need to keep up with that. I’m still feeling pretty run down, stuffy nosed and foggy headed but my energy level is a bit better today than it has been for the last couple days. Of course as soon as I try to focus on something I get a headache which doesn’t leave me with too many options for my new found energy. Still, I think it’s a step in the right direction.