Sunday, September 23, 2007

autumn equinox

been so super busy this last week that all I've been able to get done were simple sketches and doodle things. But I saw this graphite drawing in the recent issue of American Artist and loved it. I love the old paper with splashes of stain and torn edges to match the quality of the pencils. It was done by John Whalley, 2007, and featured in the Portland Museum of Art. Tomorrow I hope to be able to find some time for my own charcoal or pencil work...

4 comments:

r_sail said...

I'm sorry, the pencils are drawings?

Holy shit, that's amazing!

ian russell said...

I still can't believe that's a drawing. wow, that's real attention to detail!

ian russell said...

well you made me look up some of his other stuff and now I believe it! Still, incredible dedication to accuracy. I mean, if he gave you a dollar bill, you'd want it checked out, right? ;o)

Ester said...

glad you like it :) I haven't checked out any of his other work yet, so I'm interested to also.