Thursday, November 10, 2011

On Drawing

Three studies of broken tree trunk.

1,) Charcoal
2,) Graphite
3.) Conte Crayon

This past winter a lovely little Japanese Maple broke under excessive snow weight. I saved the trunk, that to me is very suggestive of the figure. I would like use it to make a sculpture, which is kind of silly; I'm not sure I could improve upon what is already there.

Thought it would be wise to draw from it for a while first. There is no better way to get to know something fully, and learn about yourself in the process, than by drawing.

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