Sunday, April 13, 2014
Drawing is a fundamental skill in the design process and is the key tool that every artist must embrace to understand how light, form, and gradations work. As artist we train in several different media trying to represent complex three- dimensional forms, the paradigm of which is the human figure.
In my class demonstrations I reference the Old Masters and their dedication and devotion to understand the world in light and shadow Here are a few of my latest ink drawings using the techniques of the Old Masters. Sometimes I use sanguine pencil, the three- color pencil on toned paper technique known as trios crayons, and pen and brush (with ink and watercolor) wash sketching; the subjects always involve the figure, and trying to capture the essence of the form and the beauty of simple line work.