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The 3rd Cy Twombly Plus Drawing in my Transformation Series
Another drawing in my Transformation Series. This is my 3rd take on transfering a Cy Twombly ghost image to fine paper followed by adding other imagery (in this case, halftone dots) before going in with soft graphite pencils to create my own imagery over the Twombly textures and then adding...
The 1st Cy Twombly Drawing in my Transformation Series
I should clarify my somewhat confusing titling for my Cy Twombly Transformation Series. I've created two heat transfer drawings based on Cy Twombly works with the title, Cy Twombly Plus Drawings, because I first tranfer partial imagery of a Twombly work and then tranfer imagery from other...
5th Winsor McCay Drawing in my Transformation Series
I transferred the McCay Nemo strip to paper and returned to it sometime later on that same day. During the summer, the paper has more moisture, so I tend to use softer pencils, like a No. 2 or more recently, I’ve tried a very soft No. 1. In cold weather, the wallboard heat in my studio dries...
The 2nd Cy Twombly Plus Drawing in my Transformation Series
This drawing, like the previous Cy Twombly Plus transfer piece, has some Twombly underpinnings, but I've added a smattering of my art from earlier drawings,. I've also drawn new images directly into the collage with a soft graphite pencil. Finally, I added watercolor washes and color...
The First Cy Twombly Plus Drawing in my Transformation Series
Cy Twombly is one of my favorite artists. I love his loose, scrawling pencil line abstract pieces. I haven’t yet found a path to enter the world of abstraction, although it’s a form I’ve been fond of since the early 60s. I don’t look for figuartive imagery in...
4th Winsor McCay Drawing in my Transformation Series
This was one of those drawings that began with high hopes before I managed to overwork it and, after a brief bout with despair, I wrestled it into a decent painting. I didn’t like the larger character’s mouth, but I otherwise liked the piece, so I used thick yellow gouache to paint...
3rd Winsor McCay Drawing in my Transformation Series
I had a small breakthrough today while creating another transfer piece in my Transformation series. It’s my 3rd heat transfer of a Windsor McCay Sunday strip— using prints from my new laser jet printer. After transferring chosen imagery from the strip onto quality drawing paper, I...
2nd Winsor MCay Drawing in my Transformation Series
In my last Drawger entry, I wrote a bit about my newest series of drawings, all of them done by heat transferring images printed on my new laser printer upon which I draw in soft graphite pencil and add watercolor and color pencil. I've done several since, but here's my latest--and most...
3 New Additions to My Transformation Series
AS YOU CAN SEE, I'm a bit all over the place with these transfer pieces, but I'm pleased with what's unfolding. I tossed out a few duds, but I think I'm finding my sea legs. The third piece is probably the way I'll go as I move forward, just various smears of the original...
New Drawing Series From Elwood's World
After a long hiatus from my drawing series, “Death at the Circus” — during which I focused on playing guitar and spent time upgrading electric guitars to add to my collection — I found my way into what I hope will be a sustainable series I’m calling...