Large scale pen and ink drawing — a portrait of my friend, Jim W. At 84 inches high (7 ft) it’s one of the largest of my drawings. I like the rendering of the hairs and of the fabric of the shirt where the woven threads can be made out in places…
I’ve been using the Z-axis of my CNC machine to lift the pen from the paper during jogs to new drawing locations, but these very small movements of .05 inches or so have severely worn a single tooth in the pinion gear which moves the Z so it will have to be replaced… In order […]
“Arthur” pen and ink drawing completed October 31 after 282 hours — almost 9 miles of ink line and 8 million lines of machine movement instruction. This one used a new (to me) pen with oil based ink and I’m not very fond of this pen at all. Drawn on Rives BFK paper, the paper […]
“London” pen and ink drawing completed this morning after 208 hours — 5.83 miles of ink line (just under 1/2 inch drawn per second) . I think I like it!
“Jon” will be my final pen and ink drawing for a while, as I have now begun work on a third large-scale woodblock print of “Sara” reclining in bed — a bit larger than life-size from 17 blocks… More on that later — here’s the “Jon” drawing, 76 x 45 inches:
June 17, 2006 Today I am about a third of the way through another pen and ink drawing, this one of my god-daughter, Lily… Although Lily is usually smiling and showing off, I liked her ambiguous expression in this image… Yesterday noon, Lily and her Mom, Sarah, showed up at the studio with a half-hour […]
Yesterday (June 13, 2006) I completed a smaller drawing of two children, Ethan and Arianna. Pen and ink, but a denser line pattern — about 140 hours to complete on 45 x 31 inch Arches 300 lb. hot press watercolor paper. Here is a shot of the drawing plus some details — click the photos […]
Another life-size pen and ink drawing (extra fine point rolling ball pen) — this one of Shannon and Danielle partially robed, about 90 inches by 45 inches on Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper…
I completed another large machine drawing a couple of days ago (and a third was completed a few minutes ago — photo to come later). This is a life-size pen and ink drawing “Elizabeth and Rod” which is 88 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches.
The first two papers I tried for this life-size figure drawing weren’t strong enough and they were torn to shreds relatively early in the process. I finally had success (after almost a month of experimenting) with Arches 300 lb. hot press watercolor paper — it is VERY strong and held up beautifully! The squiggly lines […]