Went for a walk this afternoon and it was a gorgeous day. I almost can’t believe how mild this winter has been and after some morning rain tomorrow promises more of the same.
these are a couple of process shots of a line and wash drawing I did yesterday. The work began with splattering and brushing the paper with water. You can see how the it begins to flow and creep as the ink is applied.
I think the use of the water in this way adds spontaneity as well as a sense of freedom to the drawing process. There is a certain amount of control to the way the ink moves on the surface but there is also a degree of the untamed in how it reacts to the wrinkles and water. This was the third drawing I did and the best of the group. It usually takes one or two attempts to get warmed up and going.
I find myself drawn more and more toward organic forms and shapes and away from straight lines and sharp corners.