You may remember in my posts about my landscape class at Woodmere Art Museum I mentioned a painting I did (and destroyed later on) of the dumpsters. Well, I did do a drawing of it. I guess the purpose was to exorcise the demon, maybe, and show myself I could get a grip on this scene and depict it. Here is the photo:
And here is my little pen drawing. It’s about 8″ x 8″.
Well, maybe it’s not the best thing I have ever done, but it was satisfying to feel I did capture the scene, once and for all.
I love the pen drawing! It’s interesting to me (who cannot draw; I am a photographer) how with a pen and paper you turned a scene of dumpsters into something that’s much more interesting that the subject itself! I love the different patterns in the shading, and how you brought out the structure in the background.
Thank you. I think drawing allows me to emphasize the parts I like and bring them to the viewer’s notice, maybe, and I do love to make patterns with my pen! I like drawing from photos because I have some eyesight issues and a photo allows me to work at a pace that is deliberate and suited to what I can see. And, I enjoy the process of drawing as I feel by the time I finish a scene, it is mine forever!
That was smart to revisit again and gain control in a sense!
Yes. It bothered me that I didn’t bring the painting to a good completion, and it was entirely because I kept on fussing with it. This drawing redeems things a little.
I really like the variety of mark making in this drawing. I think it really contributes to that sense of the diversity of textures in the original scene.
Thank you. This photo was so full of interesting aspects that it was hard to sort them out and I was worried I had junked up the picture with so much activity. I am still glad, no matter what, that I returned to this scene and got a better grip on it.
I love your drawings!!!! This one’s terrific – it’s such a complex scene and you brought order (for the eye) to the chaos! WONDERFUL!!! 👏👏👏👏👏
Thank you. I was not sure when I finished it if it wasn’t too busy but people seem to be able to see it, so I’m feeling better now. I did really like the original scene and wanted to do it justice.