Chiaroscuro In A Doorway

28 Dec


After a bit of a break for Xmas and too much good food and gallivanting, it’s head down for a bit more serious work. I’m carrying on with my series of small drawings from photos taken in the old church recently, using the simplest of materials, white conte crayon into an A4 Daler Rowney ‘Ebony’ sketchbook. I’m trying to explore atmospheric mark making and get out of my comfort zone, which is a fine pen into a little sketchbook. These drawings emphasise chiaroscuro and I hope they’ll eventually lead to some more finished work in manier noir style drawings or even some mezzotints. These interiors remind me a bit of German Expressionist film sets, one of my favourite periods of art and printmaking.

2 Responses to “Chiaroscuro In A Doorway”

  1. jhv57 December 28, 2015 at 23:06 #

    More like sculpting, in a way. Broad brush. Such an entirely different way of processing. Always had to switch brain from drawing to painting techniques- so different

    • Rosie Scribblah December 28, 2015 at 23:10 #

      It feels a bit like sculpting and especially when I convert it to the manier noir technique

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