Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic and animation artist and I created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio. Follow my process and path as an painter, cartoonist and teacher and find out how they inform and enrich each other!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
PAFA MFA1: Week 4
This week was a week of experimentation for me in the studio. In my drawing seminar I had an assignment where I had to do a drawing based on phrases I pulled out of a box. "A line has two sides", "change nothing and continue on with immaculate consistency", "cut a vital connection". So I produced this multi-media piece that started out as collage. I tried starting with collage as it falls more under "drawing" to me, then I drew shapes with paint, oil and pastel. People seem to really like it and it was fun to do---but I also felt a bit like I was just kidding around and having fun. I was a good exercise but I also feel the need to keep at what I want to do in the studio.
This piece is for next week actually. Its for a drawing assignment where the criteria is "round into flat", and on this one I don't know...its much harder for me to to abstract pieces or semi- abstract. I might do something completely different in a day or so.... I never feel sure about them like my more traditional pieces---but you must risk complete failure to grow. I have another painting on the easel so I will have more work to share soon.