What a great Friday night!
Rather than going out, my good friend LeeEddie, his friend Deidra, and myself decided to do a semi-exquisite-corpse drawing together. What we didn’t know was that we would end up working on it for over 10 hours straight.
We Started around 6pm Friday night, and didn’t stop working on it until 4:30am Saturday morning. Wow. That was fun and intense. We were all so tired, but we just didn’t want to stop. Making art is so fun and intense when it gets its own momentum going like that.
Here’s a few facts about this work:
3 people (mentioned above) worked collaboratively on it (almost) continuously for over 10 hours until utter exhaustion won the battle.
The paper used was 190lb. Arches watercolor. it is 22inches wide and over 20feet long. I created it this way about 3 years ago, to someday make a long scroll-like drawing, but never got around to using it. So, when Deidra mentioned wanting to draw an exquisite-corpse drawing, I immediately knew what paper to get. It was a great idea by Deidra to be sure.
The materials used varied greatly. We used: pencils, charcoal, erasers, colored pencils, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, our fingers, brushes, pesto (from our pizza and yes pizza sauce as well), a multi-vitamin (that surprisingly when rubbed very fast on the paper would tear the paper beautifully), stencils, scissors, determination, beer, our imagination, prior ideas, brush water, etc….
Currently, it stands over 9feet tall and 22inches wide, and because that paper itself is over 20feet, we plan to do this Friday Night Drawing Marathon again!
There were lots of great moments, and laugh out loud occurrences, as there were no rules and anybody could do anything they wanted. It was a wonderfully cool environment, and for three people working together on a drawing for the first time, I thought the drawing came out quite successful in many ways. I am just excited that it is not over, and the drawing has a lot more to offer.
So, why not give it a try? Rather than go out on a Week-end night, why not stay home, where it’s safer, and have a Drawing Marathon with some good friends and some good beverages.