Thursday, December 18, 2014
I much prefer these rejects. I'm still playing with mine, drawing them in different settings, wondering what they're going to lead me to. I love the way it feels to hold all six of them at once and jiggle them around. They make a nice soft clinking sound. Mine are all handless, and many are missing feet, which only adds to their appeal. Here, above, are some first attempts at drawing them. They're not easy to draw since they're so featureless and lumpy. They are definitely relatives of the Rusty Child Forms. Thank you, F, for knowing how much I would love this gift!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I used a black Pilot V-5 Hi-Tecpoint 0.5 pen that is more or less waterproof after completely dry. This is how I started all the hat drawings. The more texture and detail, the better. (I can't buy this pen in the US, can't even order it from anywhere in the US. Why is this? It's a great pen, but I have bought my last two batches in Paris and Barcelona and was finally able to order twelve from England, but the postage was killing. It's a pain to have to go to such lengths to buy this pen!)
In the middle, a detail of the hat, showing the amount of texture that seems to work well. (And then one of the tulips in its new taller more leafy stage.)
So find a knitted hat and go do a detailed textural drawing of it. Now I'm going to go paint over my two textural hat drawings and show you step two.