Delete Memory (mixed media drawing) | Laura Kranz
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Delete Memory (mixed media drawing)

You curate the surface of your life
Weeding out what you don’t like

But the reality of you is formed outside of this
Your mind trapped within the bounds of everything you’ve ever done

It would be nice if you could pick and choose which realities to delete
The same way you delete embarrassing things you said online

Until then, who you say you are is just a layer
Until then, I can still see you on the other side


Maybe one day between now and then
You’ll wave back

Drawing specs

Title: Delete Memory
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″ (a size of paper that I recommend for artists)
Materials: Expressionist oil pastels and Kuretake fountain brush pen on Strathmore drawing paper
Series: One of the art works I created during 2017.

About Delete Memory

To make the drawing, Delete Memory, I started out by sketching the hands in lightly with a pencil. Typically I give a lot more thought to the drawing subject than I do to the execution … and sometimes I jump into the drawing itself before I’ve actually made a decision about the art supplies I’m going to use.

In this case, I narrowed it down to brush pen (for a meandering, continuous line style on the hands) and oil pastel (for a bright, messy, and textured backdrop).

I talk about the materials a bit more in this video.

If you want your own brush pen, here’s the one I use. It’s refillable, so you don’t have to replace it, which is pretty sweet. (And yes, that’s an Amazon affiliate link.)

Memory is a common theme in my artwork. You can see it at play in these drawings:

Curious how I get drawing ideas?

There are a whole bunch of things I do to get drawing ideas, and I even outline a lot of them for other people to try out. You can even try out the drawing idea generator.

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