From the monthly archives:

June 2009

pierricksenelar: RT @HenkTerHeide: what you can do with food with a bit of imagination… http://ow.ly/fG49
2009-06-24 09:20:47 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Just bought a Yarygin PYa “Grach” Pistol. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-23 20:46:11 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: I just wounded @afoschi in an assassination attempt. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-23 20:41:57 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Linkin Park – In the end http://ow.ly/fG5e #music
2009-06-23 20:33:34 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Tommy Hunt – Wildfire http://ow.ly/fG4V #music
2009-06-23 20:32:30 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoons http://ow.ly/fG4H #music
2009-06-23 20:32:06 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Otis Redding – My Girl http://ow.ly/fG4o #music
2009-06-23 20:31:34 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Craig Kosak Paintings http://ow.ly/fG4h #paintings
2009-06-23 20:31:09 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Carl Larsson Gallery1 http://ow.ly/fG43 #paintings
2009-06-23 20:30:14 · Reply · View
jaguarjulie: RT @HenkTerHeide Dao Hai Phong – Artist painter from Vietnam http://ow.ly/fG2y #paintings #landscape <— oh wow REALLY good stuff!
2009-06-23 20:27:53 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Marinina on the Behance Network http://ow.ly/fG2V #drawings #girls
2009-06-23 20:27:42 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Dao Hai Phong – Artist painter from Vietnam http://ow.ly/fG2y #paintings #landscape
2009-06-23 20:27:02 · Reply · View
RobinLE: Recommended @HenkTerHeide to @MrTweet ‘they figured out pretty quickly how twitter can be a vehicle to share art’ http://bit.ly/2PPUy
2009-06-23 19:04:26 · Reply · View
sagemoonspirit: Cool! RT @HenkTerHeide: Art in Cloth Folding http://ow.ly/fmTw #humor #sculpture
2009-06-22 03:41:28 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Henk’s art Showcase: One I Made Earlier. http://ow.ly/fp51
2009-06-22 01:12:37 · Reply · View
KerryBurnout: RT HenkTerHeide: Safety at work picture 7 though 20 (click next) http://ow.ly/fmTp #humor – I’m liking #13!
2009-06-21 20:59:05 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Why Are We Here? http://ow.ly/fnlz #humor #philosophy
2009-06-21 19:00:25 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: I just reached level 3. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-21 18:42:42 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Just bought a Makarov PM, 9x18mm. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-21 18:41:30 · Reply · View
DebraSnider: Pretty cool. RT @HenkTerHeide: Art in Cloth Folding http://ow.ly/fmTw #humor #sculpture
2009-06-21 17:59:03 · Reply · View
fulltracks: @henkterheide one of my first musical experiences http://ow.ly/fmTN
"Westside Story" Thank you
2009-06-21 17:57:01 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: David Cassidy – How Can I Be Sure http://ow.ly/fmU6 #music
2009-06-21 17:44:00 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Big Joe Turner – Shake, Rattle & Roll http://ow.ly/fmTS #music
2009-06-21 17:42:10 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: West Side Story-Tonight (Ensemble) http://ow.ly/fmTN #music
2009-06-21 17:41:46 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Platris fine art. Contemporary paintings & prints. http://ow.ly/fmTI #paintings
2009-06-21 17:40:55 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: The Escape http://ow.ly/fmTz #parkour #stunts
2009-06-21 17:39:41 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Art in Cloth Folding http://ow.ly/fmTw #humor #sculpture
2009-06-21 17:38:58 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Safety at work picture 7 though 20 (click next) http://ow.ly/fmTp #humor
2009-06-21 17:38:15 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Photo Manipulation – 40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation | Webdesigner Depot http://ow.ly/fmTj #photography
2009-06-21 17:37:20 · Reply · View
darronm: @HenkTerHeide RT: Pop Evil – 100 In A 55 http://ow.ly/fcl5 #music Huh, I thought I was the only one promoting my boys on Twitter!
2009-06-20 13:08:58 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Henk’s art Showcase: future generations http://ow.ly/fcnS
2009-06-20 12:46:10 · Reply · View
gattlint: By @HenkTerHeide Cream- Sunshine of Your Love http://ow.ly/fcl3 #-music
2009-06-20 12:09:12 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Donna Williams – Make Me Fly Away http://ow.ly/fclb #music
2009-06-20 11:55:05 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Mary Wells – My Guy http://ow.ly/fcl8 #music
2009-06-20 11:54:34 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Pop Evil – 100 In A 55 http://ow.ly/fcl5 #music
2009-06-20 11:54:07 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Cream- Sunshine of Your Love http://ow.ly/fcl3 #music
2009-06-20 11:53:23 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Roberts & Tilton http://ow.ly/fckU #drawings #photography
2009-06-20 11:52:23 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: jake longstreth http://ow.ly/fckP #photography #landscape (click on picture)
2009-06-20 11:51:24 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: architecture & engineering – a set on Flickr http://ow.ly/fckK #photography
2009-06-20 11:50:33 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Artist Meghan Hildebrand at The Art Ark Gallery – Kelowna, BC Canada http://ow.ly/fckF #paintings #abstract
2009-06-20 11:50:03 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Paul Scharff Photography http://ow.ly/fcky #photography #landscape
2009-06-20 11:49:14 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Amazing Illustrations by Mad Scientist Tiago Hoisel | FunTim http://ow.ly/fckw #pictures #humor
2009-06-20 11:48:28 · Reply · View
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2009-06-18 21:53:42 · Reply · View
jaguarjulie: RT @HenkTerHeide Some sand art (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1l #sculpture #sandcastles <— these are awesome!
2009-06-17 20:31:12 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Wilson Phillips – Hold On (extended) http://ow.ly/eF4S #music
2009-06-17 20:29:38 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Münchener Freiheit: Keeping The Dream Alive http://ow.ly/eF4x #music
2009-06-17 20:29:10 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Cast Your Fate to the Wind http://ow.ly/eF3g #music
2009-06-17 20:28:18 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Figures and sculptures made from Wool (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1U #sculpture #craft
2009-06-17 20:26:57 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Some sand art (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1l #sculpture #sandcastles
2009-06-17 20:26:31 · Reply · View
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2009-06-17 17:37:58 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: HenkTerHeide.com: Processing abstract information http://ow.ly/ez9a
2009-06-17 12:41:51 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: I just reached level 2. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-17 07:38:30 · Reply · View
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2009-06-17 04:39:52 · Reply · View

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Lines and leaf

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday June 21, 2009

in Drawing

This was a very hard drawing to design.
Going with the theory of important lines within a drawing to catch the attention of the audience. This was meant as a kind of minimalistic design. In a sense to see how empty a drawing can be and still be interesting.

The idea was for one leaf on the sidewalk. But to make it more interesting I wanted to change the size of the tiles. I spend a few days thinking about the best size for the tiles (and being busy with other things). But when I finally had time to make the drawing I couldn’t.
It felt as though something was wrong but I could put my finger on it.

After a boring day of playing computer games I realized that I had made a mistake in the design and had no problem drawing it.


Lines and leaf

Probably you’ll have seen what the problem is.
These kind of tiles they use on the sidewalk have a fixed size of about 25 * 25 centimeters. And everybody knows that.

As an artist I am allowed to change reality in any way I feel will make my drawing more interesting.
But the trick is not to be caught. Since everybody knows the size of sidewalk tiles the leaf will seem very large.

I have thought of an other design using both a sidewalk and leafs. But that’s for the next drawing.

Commenting this and my last drawing
Although it’s not really a problem with this drawing. Again I had a problem drawing the right side and the left side of the leaf symmetrical.
In this case it’s not really a problem because I shaded and it seems as though part of the leaf is lifted from the ground.

I realized that the problem is that I’m not very good in drawing curves that run from right to left. So I’m tempted to start with the curve running from left to right. Which usually is the right curve. (I turned the paper to draw the leaf). Then when I try to draw the left curve my hand covers the right curve and I can’t see what I’m doing.

Might be a good idea to start with the left curve and see how it goes.

The goal in doing EyeSee was to test the theory that putting interesting features on specific lines would trap the eye of the audience in a circular motion.
But although I did like the drawing I didn’t feel that my eyes were trapped.

It wasn’t until after I had posted the drawing that I realized that the problem was with the background.
As in. There is no background.

The point is not to draw attention to features on specific lines. The point is to help the audience find interesting features in the drawing by guiding there eyes.
For instance a row of trees in a landscape could guide the eye to a few interesting houses. Or interestingly colored clouds could guide the eye to a mountain range.

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jaguarjulie: RT @HenkTerHeide Some sand art (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1l #sculpture #sandcastles <— these are awesome!
2009-06-17 20:31:12 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Wilson Phillips – Hold On (extended) http://ow.ly/eF4S #music
2009-06-17 20:29:38 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Münchener Freiheit: Keeping The Dream Alive http://ow.ly/eF4x #music
2009-06-17 20:29:10 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Cast Your Fate to the Wind http://ow.ly/eF3g #music
2009-06-17 20:28:18 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Figures and sculptures made from Wool (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1U #sculpture #craft
2009-06-17 20:26:57 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: Some sand art (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/eF1l #sculpture #sandcastles
2009-06-17 20:26:31 · Reply · View
Skomski: I just wounded @HenkTerHeide in an assassination attempt. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-17 17:37:58 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: HenkTerHeide.com: Processing abstract information http://ow.ly/ez9a
2009-06-17 12:41:51 · Reply · View
HenkTerHeide: I just reached level 2. #spymaster http://bit.ly/playspy
2009-06-17 07:38:30 · Reply · View
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Processing abstract information

by Henk ter Heide on Wednesday June 17, 2009

in Autism

Thinking about my thinking process.

  1. Processing abstract information
  2. Finding the limit of my thoughts

In my last post I wrote that I expected that post would be a little further apart in future. This one is taking even more time then I had expected.

On the up side I have figured out that my very annoying habit of talking to myself is actually a symptom of my autism.
Having a visual thinking process means that I can’t think about subjects I can’t visualize. Things like “feelings”, the word “goals”, “business deals” are to abstract to visualize.
I’m not able to think about them except by talking about them.

Accepting that this is a symptom of my autism means a few things.

  1. It means that I have to accept that I will never get rid of this habit.
  2. It means that I’ll have to accept that I can’t draw as much as I would want to. Because I can’t think visual at the same time that I’m processing abstract information.
  3. But it also means that I need a better understanding of this process. There must be a natural boundary. A point where I’ve solved the problem I’m working on and should go back to thinking visually. That’s what I’m working on right now.

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2009-06-09 19:02:00 · Reply · View
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HenkTerHeide: Lisel Jane Paintings http://ow.ly/dadl #paintings
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HenkTerHeide: Justine Ashbee http://ow.ly/dadb #abstract
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annie5050: supercool-thx.not for fainthearted! RT @HenkTerHeide: Amazing artwork by Chris Ryniak (Images & Pictures) http://ow.ly/cWMw #paintings
2009-06-08 18:32:44 · Reply · View
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HenkTerHeide: Robert Venosa Online http://ow.ly/cWNe #paintings #abstract #portraits
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HenkTerHeide: Mr Bean – Library http://ow.ly/cWML #humor
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HenkTerHeide: WTF… where’s Dash? – a set on Flickr http://ow.ly/cWMF #streetart
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HenkTerHeide: Mark Brown "The Lost MacGuffin" Available Artwork http://ow.ly/cLXW #paintings #humor
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HenkTerHeide: morbidthegrim’s deviantART gallery http://ow.ly/aUPN #photos #nature
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HenkTerHeide: Irene Cara – What A Feeling http://twurl.nl/zwt6q1 #music
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HenkTerHeide: dIRE sTRAITS – Private Investigations http://twurl.nl/pppsln #music (skip 10 sec)
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Lessons I learned while buying fish and chips

by Henk ter Heide on Saturday June 6, 2009

in Personal

I know. This is rather a cheesy title, isn’t it 🙂
But the lessons I learned are so defining for my development as an artist that I can’t continue this blog without sharing it with you. So here it goes.

An immigrant’s son starts a business. Kind of a fish and chips shop (although in the Netherlands we don’t eat fish with our chips).
This is very special. Most immigrant’s son (and daughters) are unemployed. Some are getting their degrees.
A few (male) immigrants have their own tailor shop. But I know of only 3 or 4 entrepreneurial immigrant’s sons.

Although his shop is down the road from where I live I hardly ever go there. I don’t eat as much chips as I used to. When I go there it’s usually on odd hours and I’m the only customer. Which is nice because it gives me the change to talk a little with him.
He’s clearly very proud of his business and rightly so.

Last Thursday I didn’t feel like cooking and I went down to his shop to buy me some chips and fried meat. He was serving a few customers so I had to wait for a while. Which gave me the opportunity to watch him work.

I noticed a few strange things.
First I saw him watering his satay sauce down. I must say that I never seen anybody do that.
At first I thought he did it because the sauce had gotten too dry but soon I found that he was running out of sauce. Which is very bad timing on his part. But he commented that it’s something that could happen to anybody.
Then I noticed him running through his shop to get some meat out of the fridge.
When it finally was my turn I realized that he had taken as much time to serve three customers as most (fish and) chips sellers need to serve a dozen customers.

So while I was waiting for my bag of chips I wondered why there was such a gap between his and mine impression of his business. But it wasn’t until I started thinking about how I could explain it to him that I realized the problem.

Because he’s an immigrant’s son it’s not PC to comment on his business. He could think that you were actually commenting on the color of his skin.
So nobody ever does.
And if nobody ever comments on the way you do your business you must be doing a very good job.

So there it is. The story about one thing I learned while waiting for chips.

If you’ve ever read any advise on how you should go about writing a blog you’ll know that titles are very important.
If you want to become popular you should at least publish a few stories about things you’ve learned and the more cheesy the title the better.

But I don’t want to become popular. Or actually I do, but not in that way.
So I was planning to file this story away as something funny I couldn’t use in my blog. But the story kept bugging me.
This morning I realized why.

I’m in the same boat as this immigrant’s son. Apart from a few trolling art teachers (who are willing to give me a thousand boring exercises if I only turn control of this weblog over to them), I get hardly any criticism.
People tell me that I’m talented and how much they like me telling about my life. But as nice as it is to get compliments you don’t learn anything from them. You learn from criticism.
Which means that I’ll have to criticize myself.

Thinking about this, and some other problems I’ve run into, I realized that this will impact the way I write my blog.
I never aspired to be a day painter because I think that day painters let the need to publish daily trump the quality of their work. But this will probably mean that I post even less then I’ve done up till now.

The decision to criticize myself defines me as an artist: I’m not a blogger who draws but a drawing artist who blogs.
This means that I’m going to break every rule out of the blogging rule book.

In this blog I’m writing an account of my journey to become a better artist.
I’ll do that the way that feels best to me. I won’t be posting regularly. Sometimes I might be gone for a few days (or even weeks) if that is what I need.
You’re welcome to join my journey (rss feed).
But it is my journey!
No compromises.

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Awakening to beautiful music

by Henk ter Heide on Thursday June 4, 2009

in video

I have a day off to kill two birds with one stone.
This afternoon I have to go to the hospital for a check up of my hip and this morning our local recycle shop is coming to get a cupboard.
I could spend the time doing some drawings but I find that I’m rather nervous. So instead I’m watching some video and listening to some songs on youtube.

I came across this old video by Derek and The Dominos and it reminded me how times have changed and how I have changed.
Music has become very important. Nowadays I watch a lot of music videos looking for suitable songs to post on twitter.
In my youth music wasn’t that important. Although my radio played a lot of tunes I never listened to them. I was always reading or doing something else while the radio played.

Only sometimes when there was a really beautiful song on the radio, would I actually listen.
So it took me years to realize that the kind of boring song that runs till 3 min 24 sec and the really beautiful instrumental bit that starts at 3 min 25 sec are actually the same song.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY4KGsotXPQ[/youtube]

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EyeSee and thinking about my process

by Henk ter Heide on Tuesday June 2, 2009

in Personal

A few days ago I wrote that I had to get some things out of my system before I could really concentrate on drawing. I even started with an article about unemployment.
But now I’m feeling that isn’t it. Maybe it’s just that I don’t yet really know how my process works.

This morning I realized what the problem was with the drawing I was planning. It was not, as I was thinking, that the different parts of the drawing could present problems. It was the drawing it self.
I had printed a photo of some beautiful actress with blond hair that I was planning to copy.
The problem is that I don’t copy.

It’s like I’m making a kind of choice. Only it isn’t a choice.
The choice would be that I rather make a bad original drawing then a good copy. But that is not it.
It’s more like I can’t force myself to copy anything.
It doesn’t matter what good reasons there might be for making a copy (getting practice, feeling safe). I just can’t do it.

Maybe I should just accept that while I’m switching to this, relatively, new interest I’ll draw when I have something to draw. The rest of the time I will fill with thinking about it and searching for beautiful art to fill my web pages.

Anyway. About todays drawing.
I bought Jack Hamm’s book about drawing land and seascapes and found that it’s almost the opposite of his book on portrait and figure drawing.
Where the book on portraits starts with almost no theory and a lot of pictures of body parts to copy. The book on landscapes starts with 20 pages of theory on composition.
And what a theory. I’ve been drawing and reading about drawing and painting on and off for the last 30 years. But Hamm teaches me more about composition in the first 8 pages then I had learned up till now.

Since business is slow at my job at the moment I took the book to work and forgot to take it back home for the Whit weekend. So Saturday when I had a little time I couldn’t read the book but I could think about what I have read.

The theory is that you should not put your subject in the middle of your frame. Well you could if you wanted to. But you’d get an interesting picture if you don’t.

At first I started thinking about holiday snapshots.
Let’s say you want to photograph a family of five in front of a large old oak.
The most obvious choice would be to line the family up with the oak behind the person in the middle. And shoot them head to toe with the tree trunk showing above the head of the person in the middle.

But you’d get a much more interesting picture if you have the tree behind the second person in the line.
Shoot the people head to middle with a little more then a quarter of the frame showing either the sky or low hanging branches.

Or so it is written on page 5 of the book. Page 6 and 7 talks about catching the eye of the audience in a circler motion by putting interesting feature of the drawing on specific lines.

This drawing is an attempt at that.


EyeSee

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