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Updated collaboration drawings

the newest version of our collaboration drawings, myself and Nicole Winters… I really enjoy some of the integrations and layering that is occuring.

 

Integrating the figure…

I’m going to keep updating this post with works I do about the figure or that I believe are based off the figure. Today’s drawing was one of the first to truly be driven by the central figural element. Now there was never a goal at rendering a perfect carbon copy of a human just the hints of the form head, shoulder, knee, ect. I like how the figure remains the point of focus but only after you come to it through the fruit like forms that surround her.

The printed drawing…

I guess you could say that my work as a print maker has always been to mimic the drawing and well I’m almost NEVER successful but in my most recent print I’d have to say I may have figured it out!  I was using a soft ground which has been my recent addiction and well I finally got something right. The image contains different textures which were all the product of graphite sticks and pencils. You can feel the soft point of the pencil as if it were the drawing itself. I’m not sure where the print stands if you have any opinion please let me know but I am rather happy with the outcome thus far. Enjoy.

drawings that made me crazy for no good reason

These drawings came from an assignment about hiding and revealing, I wish this was more natural but when ever I seem to think about these things I can’t do it, but the second I stop trying I get it! Anyway, I’m still working with the idea and I do like some of the shapes and draping, so this project will continue!

New Collaborative drawings

I’ve been posting the states of the drawings that Nicole Winters and myself have been passing back and forth and this is the next state! Enjoy because they will never look like this again.

Works from last year… they needed more recognition.

Below are a series of images that were from last semester final project, however most of my new images are drawn from all my previous works and they never got the attention they deserved. They are primarily drawings in colored pencil and the absence of information contrasted with a graphic web was what I was truly working towards.The first image was from a series of drawings based off the idea of pods. The images after are all different renderings of the same idea. The round object represented the remains of something that had broken down/decayed and was being pulled together by the web which was the interconnecting force among the pieces, like a life line.

this image is not completed in this photograph once I photograph it again I will update the image.

Watercolor studies… lets put a figure back in there!

The first image was a continuation of the previous post, just messing with composition and webbing . The other images are purely studies, I have been curious to integrate a figure back into my images since a lot of my charcoal images have a sense of skin and body references. I decided to draw the body how I enjoy to draw the body which typically means elongated and not quite proportioned.

 

This next image of the hands is a study to reassure myself that I can still draw a properly rendered hand.

Newbies I’ve been trying to intergrate color… hmmm.

Both of these images were created on a whim, there was no base drawing or reference only a bit of randomly placed tape to create negative space. The top one is my favorite but both we working with the same forms and are nice to see as a pair. Let me know what you think of the colors, I always get stuck in this pallete.

Shape development and experimentaiton.

These images are somewhat of an adventure for me I don’t really have too much in my head before I start it is all about finding the image within the grey tones.

Im currently working on a etching based off aspects of this drawing. The drawing itself is somewhat of an experiment for  me trying to see how different styles play off eachother.

new shapes and forms…

Since I’ve been working on complete tonal images I have had such a desire to draw something that is a bit more graphic and less defined. Thus the images bellow developed. The shapes evolved while working on a collaboration project and have started to tell their own story!

I’ve been really interested in line quality and the way shades of grey are used within an image.

This is the most recent version of this piece.

I wanted to be able to work larger while not getting to precious with the work so I’ve been doing a few images that are on a heavy duty craft paper which allows me to work as large as I want this is about 4 feet tall currently.

This was the initial image to have these circular shapes and I love it but it wont be around much longer, this is one of the pieces from the collaboration and I have handed it back to Nicole for her to do her layer. Sad face.