Archive for November 9th, 2012

Again, the same pile of stuff.  Another student was interested in this angle and ended up not being satisfied with the drawing she produced.  So I thought I’d give it a try, too, because this view also fascinated me.  As you can see from the photo, it looked like a mess.  But the underlying structure of this mess was quite simple.  There was a tilted axis forming the chair and the drapery;  and then there was an orthogonal axis formed by the shabby footstool.  So you have the same form (axis) repeated twice, with variation.  I drew in a fairly representational style, without any further abstraction because the underlying structure was already so strong.  I blurred the contours at the top to increase the illusion of depth and movement:  the chair is farther in the distance than the edge of the drapery or the footstool ;  and it’s tipping over.  But mostly, because it was fun to work like this and to see if I could make this banal disorder come alive on paper. (Aquarellable Pencil on gloss paper, 11x 17)

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