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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.   

1 comment:

  1. On the top sketch, it almost looks as though a pair of child's arms are reaching up for a cuddle.