Monday, October 30, 2017

The Bridge

Here are a few of the 25-30 drawings of the Pleasant Street Bridge I've made this year. In random order:
10-28-2017
05-03-2017
01-06-2017
06-06-2017
10-21-2017
05-11-2017
04-26-2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stop!

Duck
ink, charcoal
10-18-2017

Knowing when to stop is probably the most important skill that an artist possesses. Sometimes I have it but most often I'm skidding around unaware and I keep adding things to the drawing.

As soon as I added the little marks on the left side of the duck I regretted what I had done. It was too much. I think without them you could still tell that it was a duck, swimming away on a foggy morning. You can see that right?

But I drew those cute little marks to indicate the feathers --just a little naïve calligraphic noise. Just having fun --but they are unnecessary.
But, this is a drawing and it is all about searching, the struggle, showing the scars, etc.

Today, I drew a goose. No struggle here.

Goose
ink, charcoal
10/19/2017



Friday, October 13, 2017

Inktober

Some of my playful colleagues might be dismayed but I don't get into the whole "Inktober" thing where, in October, artists make ink drawings and proudly and copiously post their tagged work on the net. For me, Inktober isn't a month. It's been 24/7/365 since my teens I guess. Just another day in the salt mines. I'm sure many of my colleagues would agree.

Rocks
10-13-17
ink
Pine trees
10-11-17
ink
Heron
10-09-17
ink
The Island
10-12-17
ink, chalk
… And a few pieces in my studio style…

10-06-17
ink, watercolor
10-13-17
ink, colored pencil, paint
09-08-17
paint, ink, chalk

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