Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alla Prima.... pen and ink

Here's a pen and ink drawing of a banana tree I did sitting in my brother and law's garden in India (two weeks ago)

I started in the middle without any preliminary pencil drawing and just worked my way out. Silly really because drawing this way becomes an exercise in total concentration and there is a real danger of slipping up along the way.

I was lucky this time and everything ended up in the right proportion.

If you click on the image you will see the details.


Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey Andrew,
finally some new work from you. It is a beautiful drawing with great structures and a very good distribution of black and white.
Thanks for showing.

3:06 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

Thanks Stefan. I do like the challenge of black and white now and then. I am always amazed looking at old engravings. The artists back then had such skill at rendering values with line.

Cheers.... Andrew

9:44 AM  

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