musical eccentricity on canvas

Lamps placed lying down on the ground emphasized the highlights and shadows of the objects even more giving them a visibly higher contrast in light and dark areas. This gives the items a more dramatic look. Together with music that greatly influenced our emotions, our inner expressions were translated onto the canvas with swift strokes of charcoal, vivid smudging of poster colors and watercolor paints. Indeed the resulting style is freer, looser and more expressive i feel.

As the music played everyone dibbled and dabbled on the canvas following the rhythmic patterns, tension and changes in climax and lows which is further visually perpetrated by the nude model. He performed and danced emotionally as he lifted objects off the podium with grace, spinning, posing, even pounding a thick long stash of slender rattan sticks. Contemporarily straining and relaxing his muscles alternating between forceful and gentle movements.

The drawing class was quite a liberating experience. For once i got a taste of just letting go and not trying to perfect every line by fading away marks which i thought were mistakes. Mistakes? It's hard or even impossible to say what is a mistake if the intention is just to let loose and be free on the canvas.

Shot after the drawing class.

And oh yes... poladroids and such photo morphing applications are sometimes just means for me to make average pics look interesting and hide their mediocre quality by covering them in a visual blanket of vintage feel. (Gosh i hate trends. Now that everybody doing the same thing it makes something which is initially appealing just becomes annoying.)

Plus you can't really judge how horrible i look from a morphed picture can you?

Anyway... Have a fun weekend everyone!

lakhsmita indira  – (March 20, 2010 at 6:28 AM)  

ohhh!!! hahah, not horrible! on the contrary you look pretty :))

pat  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:55 AM)  

I am gonna have to agree with Mita on this one :)))

Sarah Zainal Abidin  – (March 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM)  

ah mita n pat! u r both too kind! but thks =)

Anonymous –   – (March 25, 2010 at 9:06 AM)  

aku ingat kan tangan kau cacat hahahahha k k kidding kidding

Sarah Zainal Abidin  – (March 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM)  

haha my hands r perfectly fine. it's the opposite of "FU" hand gesture!

Ok just kidding. Was just trying to show some paint stains on my middle finger.

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