Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Crustaceans, Ink Drawings and Mechanics

This weekend I focused on the underdrawings for several upcoming pieces. Similar to some recent work, I am combining very detailed ink line work with broad strokes of acrylic paint to create a nice dynamic and contrast of mark making.

I have been noticing that in previous pieces in this style that my pens are wearing down too fast for comfort, and as such I feel that a different order of steps is required. Therefore, these pieces feel as though they are completed drawings BEFORE I apply the paint. I'm waiting to do the paint strokes onto many at a time to create consistency.

Below are the four pieces I did this weekend (minus paint):

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