Sunday, September 27, 2009

Drawing Away

Working on the sketchbook today. I took a drawing that I made at the Met - of an architectural bas relief of two animals fighting - and stuck it into my sketchbook (for the sketchbook project). Then I just continued the animals - the bas relief was just a fragment of something much bigger. Then, Little Betty Jane(s) wanted to get into the act. One is sitting on the dragon with a spear in her hand. The other is in the lion's claw. Lastly, I pasted some drawings of leaves from a medieval tapestry fragment around the figural grouping. The drawing was done with a graphite pencil that becomes a wash when wet. It has a really deep buttery black that I really like. There is a detail shot under the full image. The theme of my sketchbook is "Danger, Danger."

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