Trad & Mod

28 Jul

I’ve spent the best part of the last year working on a large-ish scale, mostly A1 or A0 drawings and monotypes, but the past couple of months I’ve been enjoying these tiny, A6, ink drawings in the life drawing group I attend. I’m using a traditional dip pen and Indian ink onto handmade paper, bought from the Tate gallery shop, coloured with splatters of sepia ink. I’m adding tone to the drawings with black, sanguine and white conte crayon. I like this pose, it looks very modern and contrasts well, in my opinion, with the traditional drawing techniques. This was a one-hour pose [great, dedicated model] and I worked directly onto the paper with pen – I guess I’m a masochist 🙂

6 Responses to “Trad & Mod”

  1. Hansi July 29, 2012 at 14:42 #

    Wow! Directly onto paper with pen? You’re quite a gal Rosie. i rarely do that, except for some fast sketchy stuff…very nice.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 31, 2012 at 21:47 #

      Thanks Hansi. I rarely use a oencil – I almost always go straight in with the pen – live dangerously 🙂

  2. Conceptual Muse July 29, 2012 at 06:09 #

    Reblogged this on Conceptual Art.

  3. notes to the milkman July 29, 2012 at 00:14 #

    You can’t beat dip pen and ink drawings! Lovely! You deserve another present of a bird. Alive or dead? Your choice!

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