Switching back to a horizontal group of drawings.
I love drawing with graphite. I love all the grades of softness that I can use to make marks based on pressure. I can use the same amount of pressure and use a different grade and get a completely different line. I can choose a hardness that no matter what I do I get the same line. It's a whole different set of tools.
These drawings are intended to have the graphite color space. I created a number of tools that would act the same for a series of drawings. This is the first. Now to see what happens.
Got a little tuned up on the energy in this one.
Took a little longer working on the drawing. Did some erasing this time. Just a little. I'm really into the tool I made with the multiple lines sorta like a comb. I'm thinking about what kind of tool I can make that mark on paper in my studio. I want a tool to add to my box — so I can call on it anytime.
Some playful repetition and transparency.
I really haven't made these marks in my works on paper. They are new in these experiments. I have been experimenting with these marks in a number of these iPhone drawings. Testing the feeling of the marks and techniques I would like to try to replicate in larger drawings with big drawing implements.
This one is very earthy feeling.
I may make some efforts in this direction in the studio soon.