Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Man, What's With the Weather?


(Guess I answered my own question there). Saying that, it has inspired me to work differently today...

I did this page quickly, not wanting to get caught up in the 'technical' side of drawing, which I think naturally happens when I do blue pencil, layout, 'cartoon' stuff. This is more observational and in the moment for me, Jack was lying there in the shadows of the morning, oblivious to the world and it seemed to sum the day up. The drawings were done on an A4 drawing pad, I inked in bold lines around the two drawings to unify them into one page. I have not drawn this way for a long time and enjoyed the experience. I don't like the feeling when drawing becomes a chore.

I scanned the page to composite the image and the writing and couldn't resist applying my favorite filter to it. What this does for me is produce a fresh page in my eye. The 'graying out' around the shapes, I had no control over that at all and for me, makes a more graphic image.