Hello, I have been in the visual arts field since 1989. These drawings and sketches are what I do. They are a snapshot in time of what I am trying to express or resolve. Sometimes the expression is incomplete until I can uncover a better solution.
I hope you enjoy what you see. I have had a good time growing along with the drawings.
new session, close up of what I have done so far. The post after this will be of the entire image to this point. As far as how I work, I usually block in bits that I know will be shadow or darker areas to be carved out, then tool them with either a rake tool or a single spade shaped tool following the motion of the cloth or how a leaf would grow from it's stem. Then I apply a highlight with a spade tool or apply shadow with an ink pen. Hope this helps. -db
Back from Amherst for about a month now. Since then I have had Bronchitis, which built into pneumonia and I have broken two ribs. So I have been down for a bit. After the breaking of the ribs, I decided to get back on that scratchboard horse and rework my IMC piece with what I have learned. The result is what is above. I left plenty of cropping space, or not if they choose to, and now I shall start the coloring of this beast. Hope all is well, I am ok, just tender around the middle.