Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This drawing is an insignificant little piece, but a major experiment in my drawing process.  Just a few grapes left in the fridge, I wanted to draw the value, not the line.  I dug out my ink brushes and started too dark (I was out of the lighter grey ink) and tried to look at values and contrast in the grapes.  It is so easy to just draw the outline of something, forgetting that the most important part of a rendering is the light and darknesses.  It won't leap off the page, make an impression, become something more than an object, if it doesn't have contrast.  If all the values are the same, it kind of fades into the background, becomes a part of the wall. Or maybe I am just spouting nonsense....who knows?

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