Lorenzo makes things

People survive in different ways

Posted in Colour, Drawing, ink, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 11, 2016

people-survive-in-different-ways-web

This is a weird one. Had to cut it short before midnight too.

Title from a poem by Nikita Gill

Ecoline / Paper

Advertisements

Trauma

Posted in Colour, Drawing, face, ink, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 9, 2016

trauma-web

I shouldn’t give up so easily.

Ecoline / Ink

Tagged with: , ,

Feeling empty

Posted in Colour, Drawing, ink, inktober, Inktober 2016, Other by Lorenzo on October 8, 2016

feeling-empty-web

I feel pretty lost about this whole colour ink thing. And about things in general.

Ecoline / paper

Two white opals

Posted in Colour, Drawing, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 7, 2016

two-white-opals-web

Some nights you dislike everything you put on paper. That’s ok too.

Title from Patti Smith’s “Birdland”.

Ecoline / A4

Just wait

Posted in Drawing, ink, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 6, 2016

just-wait-web

Just wait, just wait, just wait, just wait, just wait, …

Ecoline ink on (pretty shitty) paper.

Meanwhile everything keeps going.

Posted in Colour, Drawing, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 5, 2016

meanwhile-everything-keeps-going-web

My dad is a pretty quiet guy when it comes to emotion and a bit of a joker. Somewhere between chemo treatments my mother recalled what my dad said when they left my room during a period when I was particularly sick. Something among the lines of:

“I don’t understand it, he’s so sick in there and yet everyone keeps living their lives.”

And I cried.

I could go forward in the light

Posted in Colour, Drawing, ink, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 4, 2016

i-could-go-forward-in-the-light-web

So I guess I’m really doing this colour-inktober thing huh.
Title is from the new Bon Iver album, track: “God”.

I used ecoline ink.

A study on Hastings

Posted in Colour, ink, Inktober 2016, Other, study by Lorenzo on October 3, 2016

a-study-on-hastings-web

As you may by now be aware I’m entirely clueless about what I’m doing in terms of drawing nowadays. I mentioned yesterday I’m trying to introduce colour to find something new – so I copied an illustration by artist Levi Hastings (who did a far better job at this, so if you like this at all make sure you look at his superior work) to mess around a bit with colour.

All credit in terms of colour use, style etc. go to him though again I can only insist that his is more accomplished. Mine is just a study for practice but I had fun with it!

I used ecoline ink.

Undergo

Posted in ink, inktober, Inktober 2016, lines by Lorenzo on October 2, 2016

undergo-web

Still struggling to believe in what I put on paper nowadays – but there must be something, there must be something. Rough and messy but that’s fine.

I’m using ecoline colour as a way to find some renewal.

Why are you so far from saving me?

Posted in Drawing, ink, inktober, Inktober 2016 by Lorenzo on October 1, 2016

why-are-you-so-far-from-saving-me-web

“Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.”
— Psalm 22

In April this year I was diagnosed with cancer, and treatment has since ended. I should be safe now, so no need to worry.
Drawing during this period gave me no respite and I lost the purpose of it, or perhaps I am simply unable to express the scale of what happened.

But now it is October / Inktober, and I figure just putting a fragment on paper is enough.
This drawing is not about what happened, because it cannot be distilled like that. Though I imagine it will be in there and in whatever I end up doing in the future regardless. In fragments.

%d bloggers like this: