I mean this literally and figurativelly... For one, my horse has been injured so he's spending his days grazing (not that he minds). On the other hand, it's been ages since I last gave some degree of use to my graphite pencils. I did invest in my photo equipment but find that a)In hundreds of photos I only like an avegarge of 1%; b)The camera and lens leave much to be desired. Of course, I just might be blaming the material for my lack of skills. The models sure are beautiful.
Of course I mean horses. I might have taken 3000 photos in the last four months, but love only 5 photos, like about 20, am ok with a 100, can't bear to erease the remaining 2000 in hopes of finding something good in them, and deleted nearly another 2000 because I take pitty in my computer's hard drive.
After meeting Gabrille Boiselle I improved a little bit, but still, when I look at the photos that I like, I always see them turning into drawings thinking they would be so much better. How to I tell my hands and fingers to obey exactly what shows up in my mind at those moments and put that "special something" onto paper, or my camera when I see flashes of beautiful moments happening in a horse's life, but seems the "click " of the button is milliseconds too late.
It's nice to come back to devart, if only for a brief moment.