Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I couldn't sleep last night and was up very early, as I'd sooner do something constructive than lie in bed tossing and turning and thinking.
A small photo was on the table in my studio, about 2 x 3 inches if that. Sepia and of my mother when she was about 4 years old, which would have been about 1927 or 28. I thought I'd try my hand at drawing it. The pose and the frilly dress/pantaloons appealed to me and there's something about old photographs that provide good challenges to work on values without getting too bogged down in detail. Its not perfect, but from something so tiny at such an early hour, it was fun to do.
The graphite drawing is about 4 x 8 in a Canson sketchbook.