"Education" — Pencil on paper 2010
Ah yes, I know you probably think I’ve been holding out on you a little. Dangling the carrot. Well today is your lucky day, it’s time for a completed drawing to make its interweb debut. Those with a keen eye and a decent memory may remember a previous post containing one of the preliminary sketches that helped shape the final drawing. It’s also featured on the back of a recent batch of business cards I had supplied by the lovely folk at Print Together, a “green” printing service who use 100% post-consumer recycled stock and vegetable based inks.
I had planned to post this last image sometime ago, it seems it slipped my mind though.
The same corner from a previous entry in a much more completed state.
Detail of the new drawing. She’s a little further along now.
Yippee, my camera is finally again back in my possession! So as promised on Twitter and Facebook, here are a few happy snaps of the latest drawing! It features a litter of puppies, five of the little guys to be exact. At the risk of sounding like a broken record… Let me say that I am really excited by it’s progress so far. Heck, I am extremely happy with the slowly growing pile of recently completed work sitting beside me. I wrote off well over an hour the other day just looking through them all. Starting to organise a few things for next year, stay tuned!
In other news: UPS are having trouble locating my large format scanner. The tracking number I have been supplied by the vendor is of no help, it’s returning invalid. Doesn’t seem like it even made it to the depot… I must say, the whole situation seems rather suspect to me.
“"Yes Sir”" Detail — unfinished.
I do hope you all experienced a lovely Friday 13th today. I myself had a rather pleasant day and spent the evening filling in detail on the new piece “Yes Sir” (working title), which I think you’ll agree is coming along quite nicely! Well I believe it is time this old man got a little rest. Goodnight all!
“Yes Sir” rests on drafting board while I get some sleep.
A sneak peek of one of my recent drawings which I completed last week.
Since my last post I have been occupied searching for a suitable space to relocate the studio (no luck yet), sustained injury, stepped back in time with a tedious dose of slow “capped” internet, melted some solder and laid down a decent amount of carbon graphite polymer with my trusty mechanical pencil.
The recent completed drawings are starting to pile up around here and I must say I am extremely pleased with how they are turning out, very pleased indeed! Would love to show you a few but my current scanner is being a tad temperamental at present, seems I am in need of a new scanner. Does anyone have a working Epson 10000XL laying around they are keen to dispose off?
One of the quickly scribbled, crude sketches from the planing stages of the most recent drawing…
An early layout sketch.
Seems a few of you out there found the Gradation of a Woman post interesting. Here are some more photographs I snapped while working on that same drawing.
If my camera is in arms reach I will generally take a few photos while I draw. I find it can be rather helpful for me to process and actually “see” the drawing from a detached perspective. There is also the additional long lasting sentimental, nostalgic benefits.