Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Bacchante & Satyr"

"Bacchante & Satyr"
9 x 6 in
Ball Point Pen

This is a ball point pen drawing I've been working for a while now, its from the collection of the M.I.A.  I usually don't draw multi-figures with ball point pen but loved the challenge of it, especially since I wanted to capture the texture from the marble with ink.  The draw back is that I did not have enough space on my paper to get the right side of the satyr's thigh, but that is the price I pay for drawing directly on with ink without any preparation.  With all my ball point pen drawings that's how I start with light short lines indicating where shapes will be placed.  I'm working on another piece right now and taking process photos, I've been getting a lot of questions on my process with these ball point pen drawings and hope with the process photos you can get a better idea of how I execute them.  Thanks for stopping by and viewing! 

If you notice the yellow tint on the right side of the drawing, that's oils from my hand another lesson to put something between your hand and the drawing.


Ederson Cruz said...

Excellent work with light..very good.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

You are amazing. I can't imagine working with pen. Beautiful!

ian said...

as with all your work this looks beautiful. I was wondering what sort of paper you work on for these ballpoint pen drawings. Is it illustration board? or just plain white paper?