EDiM #119 & 120

June 4, 2011

Every Day Matters, Every Day in May #119 & 120 – Draw some rocks; Draw a flashlight.

Faber-Castel PITT white pencil on black paper; Staedtler fineliner pen and Reeves gouache and W&N watercolour field box. 180gsm Como paper.

I’ve been doing linocuts at the rate of one nearly every day, so something white-on-black seemed appropriate just at the moment. I’ve gone a step further and bought a white gel pen which will be more efficient (no need to use fixative) and the next step is to hand-bind some sheets from the black paper pad into a small sketchbook. I’m copying the linocuts of others for the moment and a ‘day-for-night’ sketchbook will be handy down the track for creating original works.

The bright purple of the plastic battery-powered emergency lamp seemed destined to a gouache treatment. Documenting the colours in the shadows is something of an extension of the plastic salt & pepper shakers earlier on in the series. Not worrying about the wonky perspective; I’ve seen worse by Cezanne and Pontormo.

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