Following a theme from the start of the week, here are sketches of assorted objects: volcanic rock, a cream jug, a carved stone elephant. Each piece started with a hard conte crayon scraped downward over paper on which water and dry areas set out the basic shapes in the sketch. I like the magical sense of the picture revealing itself. The picture was built with crayon, Inktense water-based paints, white acrylic ink and water.
Monthly Archives: January 2023
Altered mind state
High on serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin and chocolate I found random objects, lumps of volcanic rock and an ornamental polished fossil, and drew on toned paper, with the vague idea that these were both boundaried within and breached the boundaries of drawn frames, as in a graphic novel, except I then coloured in these rectangles.
What began as
What started as an online collection of strangers in lockdown, became the ebb and flow of a friendship group.
I came to meet friends in a pub in London, but first I spent three hours drawing in the British Museum.
I drew the noble faces of others’ civilisations hacked and stolen by an empire of vandals.
Strangely, four times I was interrupted so people could photograph my drawing in progress.
Happy New Year, fellow artist bloggers.