The goal: to turn solid shapes into line drawings and create variations on the theme.
For one day only, late last week, my Walking Irises came into full bloom. I had a sea of green, white and purple until they withered that evening.
After a review of my photos I drew the basic flower which I based on a triangular shape, but the angles felt too sharp. Still being in my Linear Containment phase and recently working with rectangles, I reworked the flowers to my liking.
Never having got along very well with my set of Inktense pencils it was time to have a go at applying colour. After a couple of attempts to get even coverage I finally worked out how to ‘paint’ with these pencils and the top right image has come out fairly well.
I spied a small tray of paper clips. What could be more simple than a line drawing and playing with distorting the shape?
Faintly frog-spawn like, although I have another idea. I’ve always loved Grevilleas and have even painted a couple in the past. How about a Grevillea constructed with distorted paper clips?
I’ve a fascination with how people draw glass and last year, whilst on a short drawing class, my tutor managed to drag out of me a fairly decent attempt – shown here to the left. White chalk on black paper.
So I thought it time to have another go.
With my extreme stylisation in the two sections above I decided to stay in that vein – weird though that may appear.
Firstly, I note that, despite how careful I was, my vase is leaning to the right, exactly as per all the glasses I drew earlier in the year.
As this exercise is all about line drawing I’ve translated the reflections of light I see along one side of the vase into blocks. I’m particularly pleased with the drawing on the right.
I have a germ of an idea brewing for these images and it’s time to put a composition together and get it etched on to a printing plate.
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