Friday, June 4, 2010
PORTRAIT SERIES (graphite)
This summer I'm taking some time away from the figure and focusing on portraits, large ones, just in pencil. For me, pencil works best through building. It's easy to get frustrated using pencil because it takes so much time. Sometimes we want instant results, in this way it works a little like painting where we have to see the potential of an image. I'm finding the little things about graphite that makes it special. How it can be smudged and moved around with a palm or subtracted by an eraser. There's almost always an attachment to a dream-like aesthetic. In love once again with drawing.