Now this is more like it.. This is an area of illustration that sits more comfortably with me. No messy charcoal... no jagged arm movements...just clean, clear lyric lines that invite thoughtful, contemplative study. Lyric lines are all about graceful, curving lines. The lithograph on the right is The Tree by one of my favourite artists Odilon Redon (1892). The delicacy and lightness of the form is emphasised with a slightly decorative quality to it. I love these post Impressionist styles that have clean lines and slightly decorative qualities.
So I have chosen some shells to draw in a lyric manner with simple, flowing lines to emphasise the beautiful form and natural decorative qualities of the subject. The mood or feeling I was trying to evoke through my drawing was, like Redon, one of quiet contemplation about the beauty of nature...
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.