Yesterday became a day of revisiting the ways and means I draw the human face. It was important. It went well. These drawings, I believe, are preludes to a new painting. I have stretched a large 60X60 inch canvas. Before beginning the new painting I apparently needed to revisit the drawing skills I use for minutia. Here they are, 1, 2, 3. The best is the last. All of these images pale in reproduction when compared to the actual drawings. If there is anything I have learned about drawing over the last six months it is the anchoring punch of black. You can see this best in in drawing #3. In that drawing, the end of the man's nose is punched in black, as is his right eye (viewer's left), and a couple of areas in his hair line. These give the image moments of staccato against which all the rest of the marks play. Again, and unfortunately, reproduction does not do this as well as the actual drawing.
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