All over the map
Post #1209 • July 16, 2008, 7:48 PM • 19 Comments
Sitting in the presence of your irritating, inadequate self is pleasanter with a model in the studio, so I've had one come in a couple of times over the last few days. On the first day she did poses of increasing length, leading up to a single long pose. The second day took place after a long night for the model, so she crashed and I did a single realist drawing for some reason. Just to remind myself that I could do it? Who knows? Then, in an attempt impose some order on the style of the previous gouache still lifes, I started one in ink.
Supergirl encouraged me to have another look at an African violet drawing from last week, one started with a bamboo pen, which I had put away quickly without documenting. When I did so, I came across three figure studies done last December that I had treated similarly.
There's room for fifteen drawings in the show and I could produce twenty or more before sending them off. Next I'm going to try starting work with a light pencil line so that I don't have to compose with the brush, and consequently I hope they're going to come out a little less random. But I'm totally open to suggestions at this point.