He is single, sexy, and loves long walks on the beach. Nevermind that he's just a skull, it's not important.
So in Art 111 we were supposed to draw skulls by covering our pages in Charcoal (or graphite, as the case may be) and show different values by lifting off the charcoal with an eraser.
I am loath to draw skulls.
I didn't like doing it in contour lines - and I certainly don't like doing it now. Though I must admit that I am far more in love with this skull than my previous.
During the drawing process I had the skull mostly completed, but I had lacked in the fabric department on which the skull was placed. My prof told me that there is a subject and ground, and depending on the composition of your subject-ground, you could say certain things with your art. So I needed to draw the fabric because if I just left the skull in a void, it would make the viewer feel uncomfortable. Understandable.
Enter extreme whit and philosophy from my Art 205 class.
"So then I don't need to draw the fabric," I said. "What if I want to make the viewer feel uncomfortable because I don't like drawing skulls and drawing them makes me feel uncomfortable."
He told me that was a good point and he couldn't argue with it.