Reality versus FantasyHow many of us have heard someone say to them: "Why are you drawing fantasy while the real life is so much more intriguing?"Reality versus Fantasy by astritn6
As always, hard to explain them, why. I often don't even think I draw fantasy - I draw things just as real to me as shopping for coffee. That doesn't mean I expect to see the dragon flying by any second, but that when I draw, I think hard how and when and why, giving the drawing life. They are reality to me. Doesn't mean I think real life is boring, I just add another layer to it.
Also, how can you draw fantasy without knowing your reality? The branches of our fantasy are rooted in reality. How can you draw a mad man if you have little knowledge in anatomy? Or dragon if you haven't even encountered a lizard or an image of a dinosaur. Even drawing a nude from a living figure is a way of fantasy - we can think what we draw is real, yet the person standing next to me doesn't see the light or colors the same way I do. The better we know how, the better the unreal thi