At rest

Resting is an important part of my creative process.

Ideas for artworks pop up in my mind all the time, but it is always while I rest that I figure out which idea has to be realized first and what medium, technique or materials I will use.

While going through some old works I’ve done in the last years, I came upon this drawing. In this exercice I worked with Inktense sticks (as previous post Curves) – I love this medium that can either be used wet or dry (both in this case).

I was curious to see what it would look like to use lighter colors in front and darker ones in the back, in addition to the usual way of representing ligths and shadows.

The result is somewhat interesting. Another technique to further explore? Maybe.

Emergence

I drew these a few years ago while experimenting with ink and water soluble pencils. It is a genre that I have been exploring and intend to further explore.

Recently, when I rediscovered them, they reminded me of unfinished sculptures I’ve seen at the Camille Claudel & Rodin’s exhibit in Québec City, in 2005 – the sculpture below was intentionally unfinished. I find the effect of either a head or part of a body emerging from a block of marble, for instance, striking. There is only one place to look, the subject.