|Fisherman Unknown, inktense pencils & pen on hot press w/c paper, 10 x 14|
I live on 50,000-acre Buggs Island Lake here in Southern Virginia (called Kerr Lake in NC). Fishing and fishing tournaments are popular. Five years ago I saw two photos on a local site, printed them out, and naively thought I'd run into this fisherman and ask permission to do a painting of the other photo--one of him and his friend in a boat near a tree-lined shore--holding a 50/60-pound catfish. No such luck so no such painting. Most of the photos on the site are of gigantic fish (I think this one was posted as a joke).
|Who's the Fairest?, pencil & ink on hot press w/c paper, 12 x 10|
I recently finished reading Egon Schiele, a book discussed on RHCarpenter's blog. I'm still looking at his drawings, watercolors, and oils; I especially liked his line drawings. However, I still draw the same way I've been drawing since elementary school--use whatever's handy and add a black outline if I'm so inclined.