Saturday, May 1, 2010

After Copley

Same day as below, this time picking on Copley. A preoccupation with comics and cartooning over the years have nudged away my early fine arts background. I still approach pencil drawings as though I'm using an inking tool. When using graphite, or the black Prismacolors I usually draw with, a wide range of effects are available. Yet I approach a drawing in large part as though I was working in ink; strokes of various sizes instead of delicate blends with the edge of the tool. I'm not complaining, it's just an observation. It does make me wish I'd sat down with a jar of ink since I was going to approach drawing that way in the first place. I think I'm going upstairs to do that right now!


  1. Why did Napoleonic-Era Europeans wear such faggy hats?

  2. Lord Heathfield a pansy, sir? Good Gadfreys, you've gone too far! The man who defended Gibraltar while battling gout and a short supply of rum? Rumours of his haunting dance clubs in the Latin Quarter are unfounded!