Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ink And Such

A few new faces for a Monday. One is done in pastel pencil, a couple rendered in #2 pencil, then one 18" by 24" piece in black ink. I plan on purchasing some brown ink and cream paper to do some drawings done in the tradition of the renaissance and baroque art periods. I had also considered doing some silver point drawing/etching, but the brown ink is more accessible and without the additional steps of preparing a surface with special grounds. In any event, for the time being, I did one piece below in black ink. It is made up of hundreds of fine lines, and there remains a little pencil in shaded areas. If I were to have done the piece in brown ink, on cream toned paper, I might be inclined to have added a wash and some chalk highlights as was often done in the old Italian drawings I like so much.

The close-up above is showing the piece at about actual size, just to give you an idea of how fine some of the lines are. It's done with a Rapidograph tip size .35 pen.

That brings my face count up to 718. Hope everyone had a good weekend, and is off to a good start on the week! Until next time, take care.