This is my latest drawing, another silhouette. I drew a couple of silhouette-type compositions a couple of years back for my ’72 Fairies’ calendar, and found them a bit difficult to get started with, but an interesting idea that I always meant to get back to (and it did help that out of that collection of drawings and paintings those ones were the ones that sold first). So, here I am having another go. I still find this an interesting compositional challenge that in some ways is actually trickier, and just as time-consuming, as working out a composition for an actual painting. Though of course the final ‘colouring in’ stage is quicker…
This is an Octoparty.
It was done in pencil, which is not pure black of course, and when I made a high resolution scan of it I darkened the black to almost pure black and printed a copy, just to see how it came out. Slightly to my surprise the result was so much more dramatic when printed like that rather than ‘pencil coloured’ that I am printing them like the one below when I put them up for sale, which I can’t help thinking is being somehow unfaithful to my original drawing… but then the drawing works because it is a pencil drawing and you can see the texture and shine of the actual pencil, a digital print is not a pencil drawing, it’s just a picture of pencil.
Prints are for sale here, on Etsy….
A few close-ups below…
Your work is so witty and accomplished
Awww! thank you Rosie!! 🙂
If I say “barking” I mean it in a good way.
I just read Rosie’s more elegant comment. Yeah. What she said.
Thank you, I take ‘barking’ as a compliment too! 🙂