Category Archives: Drawing

Recent Drawings


There are nine new images in the Drawings Gallery from today, a selection of my favourites from September and October. I consciously tried to reduce the number of outline shapes, preferring to get lines and marks working together to create forms. I also try to avoid standard hatching to mimic tonal areas. When dark areas occur, as in 9-10-14-04, they are formed through the accretion of a variety of types of mark making. Because drawing is very gradual and quite controlled, I’ve tried to allow freer marks by occasionally pushing the pen using both hands, drawing blindly while observing other forms, turning the page or using my weaker hand. This way I can avoid some of the routine stylisms that would otherwise spew out, knowing that I am controlling the developing form as a whole.