Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Tea-Break Sketches - 4
Decided to experiment trimming down on pens a little this week, all of these sketches are done with a very light lettraset promarker warm grey no 1 (to ghost out the shape/form) and then a black 'flowy' pigmented line pen to ink them in (On the previous T.B.S pages I also included use of a lettraset black marker too). I thought by removing the black chisel marker I might try out some suggestions of reflected light in the shadow areas using some condensed cross hatching as opposed to them just being blocked in with solid black marker. This method seems to work ok, but takes longer and definitely has a more overly 'worked' look to it, which perhaps comes at the cost of immediacy and freshness. I'll probably zip back and forth with equipment and technique ideas, trying this and that (working within the set boundairies of these being pen sketching practice excercises) over the weeks. I'd really like to have a go with one of those brush-pen markers in the near future too.
"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."
- Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)