|JD, second pass with 6B Berol. From this|
rough spacing, the painting should be 24 x 30 or 48 by 60.
How ambitious am I?
|JD first pass with charcoal.|
I got the left arm much better. I'm freer with
charcoal than I am with pencil.
|My reference photograph, not dissected yet. Soon.|
First free hand impressions.
I pulled out an old pencil book entitled (what else) The Pencil by Paul Calle. The last publication was in 1978; mine is from 1974. I liked how this fellow doesn't finely blend his strokes. I still like that fresh approach to the medium. The drawings are vigorous and energetic and alive. Of the moment. That approach pretty much describes how I like to make art. Accepting my impatience and letting it show makes the work mine, like a signature. The process shows through.
|Drawing by Paul Calle. The values are all done with directional strokes.|