Monterroso, Gabriela

You know when you have done something long enough that it had become muscle memory?  My drawings of women and horses are so big that their creation engages my entire body and the shapes and lines have become so familiar that they’re more of a meditational dance for me. A dance that allows my mind to stop. Nothing else matters.   I always love the initial sketch of a piece. Then as I start adding color, things change. I change my mind then subsequently change the colors. Then I change my mind again and find myself editing in ways to get back to the initial drawing. People often ask me how I incorporate such rich textures into my art. The answer is: layers and layers of “bad” decisions that work for the greater good, I suppose.

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