Instead of a novel or a short sentence, what if you were to draw a poem? What would that look like?
These days anything is art, so I’ll go along with that. But the impetus for making these drawings is much different than making a painting. A big painting is like a novel. These sketches are like a short sentence.
This is a fantastic drawing, Scott! The sense of volume is extraordinary in a pencil drawing. Bravo!
Thanks, Grady! I learned how to draw volume looking at old prints, master studies, and some Czech printmakers (Anderle, Kulhanek). At this point it is automatic, like riding a bike. Hard to unlearn even if I wanted to.
All twenty-four drawings attached to this object are from the same notebook, from various sittings from 2001 to 2005.
Media is mostly pencil, with some ball point pen and ink brush pen thrown in for variety.