Sunday, April 18, 2010

Branch Drawings (From Photographs)

This week I continue to make drawings of spring branches, but now from photographs. I rarely work from photos when drawing but in this case it helps disentangle the vast amount of information I have to contend with when I look at these branches. I love the systems that emerge from the chaos of the foliage. And the density and quality of contrasty black and white actually evokes the feeling of these early spring days; the budding trees and the sunlight filtering through them. All drawings are approximately 13 x17 inches, (although I may trim them a bit once the series is finished), and india ink on bristol paper.

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