Monday, October 20, 2008
This is a pen and ink drawing. I have just re-discovered the quill pen and how really great it is to work with. I recently have been looking at old master drawings and admiring the artists skills and techniques. Among the chiaroscuro woodcuts and watercolors (which are amazing), crosshatching was used prevalently in both ink and charcoal drawings. I responded to the cross-hatching because that is the technique that I usually apply to my etchings. I felt there was no better and direct way to prepare my etching sketches than with a quill pen and inks. I hope to now do more preparatory sketches with this drawing technique which I hope will help to inform my new etchings.