This morning I realized it’s been quite some time since I’ve updated this blog. Oops! Perhaps more regular posts would be a good resolution for the New Year.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the new small drawings I’ve been working on:
Most of them are between 4 and 6 inches on either side. Once I get them all scanned, they’ll be uploaded to the Small Works section of my site so you can see them better.
All those small drawings were fun, but they got me in the mood for something big. I started a large 70×108 inch drawing a couple days ago. There is something wonderful about creating a drawing one’s own size.
You can see the faint preliminary line drawing all done in graphite. I’ve begun blocking in the initial charcoal layer on the left. Because I’m right-handed, I usually work left to right at this stage in order to reduce accidental smudging.
And finally, I’m now on Twitter! Welcome me to the 21st century and follow me @LeahYerpe.
Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy New Year.