I thought I would post this Work In Progress. As you can see, it is a drawing of a stag. When it is finished it will be in a landscape format rather than portrait. But because I’m trying a different way of working with graphite (more on that later), I only have half a page with anything on so I have cropped it down a bit. I have to admit, I just can’t seem to ever get a decent scan or photograph of any of my artwork – Where Does All The Detail And Colour Go? Just what is the secret? Maybe I should buy a real camera rather than use the device I use – a cardboard box, some tracing paper, a bit of masking tape and a pin-hole.
Anyway, as I said earlier (told you so in those brackets up there ^…), I thought I would try working in a different way. When working with graphite, no matter what I do, I never seem to avoid smudging – I did try hanging from the ceiling once but that was a mission impossible.
I had a thought…
‘Maybe I should have an idea!’
So I did – I had an idea.
You know, I should start top left and work my way across the paper instead of gradually building up the drawing across the whole paper. Could I keep the whole thing even? Would it work? Could it work?
The answer is…I don’t know – but I might be able to tell you soon or rather – maybe you could tell me….soon.
At any rate, it is this drawing that is holding up my painting (well, that and the fact that I’m really s l o w). Even worse than this is the reality of another half-finished drawing that I hid from myself (but stupid me went and told myself where I had hid it – ‘its in your sketchbook’ so now I have to finish it).