20 November 2007

sleeping (siena)

Sharpie pen on Utrecht bristol, 14" x 10".

this is a simple study in edges. awareness that i was using blending as a crutch got me to use line explicitly in my drawing, and line eventually leads to the nature of edges.

this was done with a marking pen that prevented any blending but also any variation in the weight of the line. i emphasized this by drawing only shadow or form edges, using hatching to indicate a shadow transition, but not filling in any of the values.

i don't think this attempt is successful, but the pose is lovely and the effort helped me think about creating outline drawings with more depth -- using different ways to represent edges in relation to form and light.

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