When I get some of the details worked out I can go back with another sheet of tracing paper and recapture the spirit which may have become a little stiff & correct in the process of my trying to understand it.
What do I need to notice, what aspects are important...I need to get these lacy details to
at leaset look right.
When I make an edition of etchings I may have to print it 75 times or more. It's worth it to be happy with it.
I then put tracing paper on top of the xerox and continue the diagramatic drawing, filling in details and focusing sketchy constructions. How much sense does the drawing make in a plain way?
I traced my monoprint tonto tracing paper then xeroxed it to see it frontways and also to find what is there seperate from the energy of the lines and the monoprint effects. Yeah I still like it!
The big picture. about 1 1/4 hours..till I was frozen stiff, but I'm very happy with the sketch.
I will use it as the basis for my Bastion Square etching. This monoprint I will "chine-up".
There was a good turnout by GZPS 150 artists- great support for each other to persevere with our work despite the bone chilling spring weather.
May 23 2012
Time of day:
3pm to 5pm
I scouted the site out the previous evening with Alain, so I had a good idea of where I wanted to draw from, my point of view.