Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gesture Rocks Color

Naturally after working in black and white, I proceeded to try color. That is always more tricky. It is best for me to play a bit before trying to a final work. Here you can see how I played with the colors available to me.

color pencil on paper, 8.5" x 11"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Gertural Rocks Lines

Another step I tried in this process was working with gestural ink lines. I then used parallel line hatching to work on shading. Again, I played a cubist game of overlapping object planes. Working with only line can be tedious. This kind of marries the gestural with the anal in terms of line.

ink on paper, 8.5" x 11"

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gesture Rocks Shaded

In the next sketch I thought I should add shapes that people would more easily recognize. So I went for oval ones. On previous occasions I’ve made them into rocks. On time, someone did ask me if they were potatoes. Whatever they really are, I liked what happened in this sketch. I also had fun playing a cubist visual game of overlapping planes in the same piece.

graphite on paper, 8.5" x 11"

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gestural Lines

When I was younger, I used to love drawing random gestural lines and then going back to find shapes created by them. I also used to color inside the shapes I created. In college, an art professor told me that my gestural lines were stronger than the lines I normally drew. One recent evening, while passing time at an art gallery reception, I started a doodle that went back to that way of working. My recent images have been so tight that I thought I should now try to loosen up again.

graphite on paper, 8.5" x 11"