Sunday, October 3, 2010

Eighth Volley

Back in class again. The assignment was to first draw in a skeleton, and then block in the figure with geometric shapes. After that, lay in shadows with sepia ink and then draw in the recessions. The first one still shows all the steps taken, took twenty minutes to do (way too long). The second was eight minutes total. It became much looser, and the drawing has a life to it that the first lacks. The process was slightly different in that we had to start with the shadows.

Drawing with ink is a great way for you to develop confidence in making a mark. When you put it down, it is going to stay, and you have to live with what you've done. Painting with ink is similar, but you can be layered, and get softer effects. I like doing it. But I have a hard time accomplishing the same thing with charcoal.

Both are sepia ink and charcoal on Arches printmaking paper.