Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Drawing with Silver

" Windows to the Soul"
3" x 9"

I've made a couple of out-of-state trips since my last post. That's put my zebra drawing on hold since it was too large to travel with me. So, I decided to work on a small piece while away. I didn't get much time to work because of having such a great time visiting family, but I did manage to get this little silverpoint drawing done. The model is my youngest daughter. I liked the idea of cropping in close to emphasize her eyes. I also liked how the silverpoint gives the drawing a hazy, ethereal feel. I'm looking forward to seeing how this drawing evolves on its own as the silver tarnishes.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Working on Stripes

Work in progress - graphite

Here's what I've been working on, on and off for the last week. I've done a lot of colored pencil this summer and I've been really wanting to take a break by doing a graphite drawing. My daughter and I visited one of those drive-through wildlife parks back in August. I took lots of pictures, especially of the zebras. We learned that you really can't grasp how big an American bison is until one is standing in front of your compact car and scratching his chin on your windshield wipers.