Sunday, March 09, 2008

Paint It Black...


My task was to create a series of 6 black & white images using pen, ink & brush... The images had to be identifiable..... and bold enough so the individual was recognizable.


An exercise to practice various methods of pen & ink... stippling... textural scratching.... basic line... cross hatch... scribbling... and solid black & white drawing....



Each one had "Limits" in the technique used... which I think helps free the artist to work within that medium to its full range..... In the end it was interesting to see the comparisons between these very basic techniques...


Even though this project took a fair amount of time to complete... it was enjoyable & freeing.




I really had fun working on them...... Did I say Work? ........Felt more like Play!





........................................Thanks Mick........

ps........ sorry about the coffee stains on your face in the stippling block

each approx. 4" x 6" ...using pen, brush, India ink on 1 ply weight illustration paper

2 comments:

Marie Alton said...

Gwen...I so understand your aim here...expanding a theme by using different techniques on the same basic concept. I do that frequently using the same pattern in different colour ways. Way cool!

Sandy said...

Wow lady, you have talent!!!

sandy