Search This Blog

Monday, 17 November 2008

New, non equine non canine, drawing...

Here is the reason for my couple of days of silence.
I spent a few hours last week at the drawing board with Amelie, working on rendering her expression, her baby skin, her fine hair and flowery cotton dress.
Progress is good but slow...I am absolutely loving this to bits and not rushing or cutting any corners.
After the more dramatic and speedier technic used for the soluble graphite- comparable to speeding down the German motorway: thrilling, stimulating as well as a little edgy. This piece can be very easily compared to a leisurely stroll down a quiet country lane where one just has to take the time to smell the (wild)roses and watch the butterflies flutter by.
Mellotex paper and 2B, F & 6B pencils are the tools I've chosen and this simply because you cannot in anyway rush this paper and it allows for soooooo much detail.
A few more strolls down the country lane are needed (and will be taken) to complete "Grandad's Story" . I will be posting more steps over the week (with a few key explanations).
Before I say my cheerios for today, please let me extended a great big hello to all of you who have added themselves to my "followers" (great to see you!) as well as all my other visitors who've had a wee peak here at Black on Grey on White: there have been over 3000 in the last 6 months.... I am humbled...
Thank you

2 comments:

Marsha Robinett said...

This is a lovely start to what I can tell is going to be a very sensitive portrait. I really enjoyed the story behind the two techniques you've used lately. Your description brings the process to life. Your work is amazing.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Many heartfelt thank you's Marsha.
I hope my explanations of how I work are improving..not always self-explanatory but a great challenge:) I cant help thinking the video challenge is next...I'll have to have a wee word with Santa before though!