I started my on-line diary in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed the enteries from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the far beginning, my intention was to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.
Now, by way of a change, these pages will focus on finished work, both recent and retrospective. As Dominica has recently been ranked as one of the least visited places on earth, it is one way of bringing the mountain to Mohammed.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A ballpoint pen and a couple of sheets of photocopy paper…
In terms of drawing materials, anything goes.Toulouse Lautrec and Auguste Rodin at times resorted to brown wrapping paper.I made the two sketches below with the only materials at hand: a ballpoint pen and a couple of sheets of photocopy paper.Indeed, I feel more liberated on sheets of newsprint than I do on the finest all rag watercolour paper.
I sketched Gretel unaware as she was sleeping.I best remember Gretel, not so much for her modelling, but for her uncanny skill at dominoes.