Friday, January 14, 2011
My Left Hand - Contour Drawing and Ink
Well - today is my big day - the reception for my solo show! Soooooooo - needless to say, I have been busy...with little time to create! So, this is my quick effort for today. It is a semi-contour drawing of my left hand done with a 4B pencil on watercolor paper. Then I took a 1/2 inch watercolor wash brush and made a series of strokes across the paper -back and forth - purposely not covering all the paper. Then I softened my paynes grey watercolor and took my paint brush on which I had sharpened the end and after dipping the sharpened end in the paint, drew onto my wet paper. Where there is water, the paint runs - where there is no water, you get a beautiful contour line. My college life drawing professor, Dr. Running, taught this technique some 54 years ago at Bowling Green State University. He was great! You never know what you are going to get because you have no idea where the water is going to take the paint! It is a real ADVENTURE!