I am only occasionally making visual art at this point in my life but I’m am practicing the art of blogging about faith at this site. I hope you’ll take a look at it too. Thanks, Shirle
What a sense of accomplishment this drawing gave me today. I still used every type of pencil I own, my new colored Pigma pens and even the Caran d’Ache Neo Color II crayons. I scribbled those crayons heavily into a small place on a paper plate, then used a wet paintbrush to dissolve them so I could apply them to the drawing. I actually could see that I had made progress in dealing with these different mediums. It wasn’t until after I’d finished that I realized this was actually a “roots” drawing.
The India ink drawing at the left is one of the very first things I ever purposefully did as an artist way back in the 1980s. Eventually I began to add loose watercolor washes over the drawing. It was that simple beginning that makes this multi-medium process and progress so exciting to me today.
I had so much fun with this crazy method last week I decided to try again. In fact I may just keep going with it to see how much better I
can get at it. See all my 2015 drawings so far.
This was fun for me to do. I don’t like that overall circle shape but that’s a lesson to be learned. It’s not a master work but there are things I really like about the looseness of the geranium in particular. I got out every kind of pencil and pen I own and began washing over areas with a dampened brush then went in right on the damp paper and more pencils, a regular gel ballpoint pen and Pigma pens.