Saturday, February 15, 2014

The bea(e)t

I have a lot of homework for the drawing class. One of the things I have to practice regularly are control exercises and pattern making using various tools: pencil, pen, brush pen, brush etc. To get more practice, I decided to sketch only in pen for a while. I love color, but sometimes I think that rushing to add pigment is a bit of cheating. It is much harder to work out a full scale of values using only pen or pencil. 

I needed a "victim" and I found a docile one ... in the fridge: the beet. I kept thinking about the beat - and in a way drawing has its own beat, mostly silent , made of the hush of the paper when hand and pen sweep over in an elegant motion to and fro ...