In high school my art teacher had us do line contour drawings of a display he had setup in the middle of our classroom as a group exercise; we had one minute to look up at the installment and draw what we saw. The catch? Not picking up your pencil once–making it quite a challenge for the artistically impaired (me). But for true creatives like Peter Larson from Cleveland (who’s primary medium is through the camera lens and his photography), this type of style–creating whole portraits and images using basic lines–comes naturally, and shows har far minimalism in art can really go.
I Am Not Leroy, a series that started out as a few doodles, has grown into dozens and dozens of faces and more experimental pieces using different mediums (there are even iPhone cases!). Larson emphasizes on his site that he “compulsively draws/paints faces when he isn’t making pictures,” and well, I’m really glad that he does because the I Am Not Leroy works are inspiring.
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