POSTED ON Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 21:35
Back to another kind of thinking.
Working with the same palette that I used in my winter twins series that I completed last year around this time. The recent snow brought me back to my minimalist tendencies. It's wonderful to think about all that stuff just under the surface that a crust of translucent frozen snow obscures. Some little bits break the surface and indicate their full form.
POSTED ON Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 18:29
Getting the drawings up on the blog is sometimes the most difficult part of the project.
I feel as though I should say something about the process each time. Something discovered. Some difficulty. Some revelation.
POSTED ON Friday, January 20, 2012 - 20:22
I guess the last few days have built up to a more is more drawing.
I enjoyed making the many layers of this image. Using more of the technique that i use in my non digital drawings — many layers using each to obliterate or obscure the layer below. Letting marks peek out between the spaces.
POSTED ON Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 09:01
Another set of brushes and a refinement of the color palette.
I used some new patterns to create a new marks from familiar gestures.
I found these marks to be different than I had anticipated. They created different patterns with each small change. This was really good fun and didn't happen quite as fast as the final drawing appears.
POSTED ON Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 04:58
Testing variations on my new brushes.
Pretty crazy some of these marks. Still loving every minute of doing a drawing a day.
POSTED ON Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:01
Using some of the same marks that I have added to my toolkit.
I've also started creating my own color palette. Moving beyond the default swatches. Moving to a set of colors that I can use for a whole series of images before needing to change.
POSTED ON Monday, January 16, 2012 - 18:27
In my last drawing I made a new tool that created a whole different mark. I embraced that new tool and made this drawing. Experimenting with a few more marks and keeping the palette limited.
POSTED ON Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 07:32
Making some new drawing implements. Great new marks.
Going back to less in this drawing. Trying to be more spontaneous. No thinking. Just remembering to breathe as I make each mark. It felt wonderful to make this one.
POSTED ON Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 01:44
A more is more approach.
Actually wanted to get back to doing some more pencil scribbling. Tried it out and this is the first result. I've already started a new one using the same set of tools.
POSTED ON Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 21:55
A ball of energy floating in space. Another adventure in leaving white space.