Here’s a bunch of quick poses made with pencils.
The styles vary wildly, veering into a graphic look I haven’t shown much since college. Maybe it wasn’t the dead end I thought it was, married to sharper draughtsmanship.
Starting with an idea or set of rules always helps.
The rules for this piece: Start in the middle, work outwards and across, moulding not outlines and two shades of red only.
The hands are slightly wrong but as a piece it has a atmosphere, a sense of care.
Below is a radical ’15 marks’ drawing created in 5 minutes. Leaps of faith.
The first work of the night. Around the halfway point a realisation that the balance of the pose didn’t work made me have a radical rethink. The red marks are the first five minutes.
There is always time to work things out; the old work is not lost and helps with the improvement. The lurking, sulky enemies of art are stasis and procrastination – the nearest I get to a cat poster.