|Camel Skull - 04/16/16, Ink on Paper, 9"x12"|
I was kind of enthralled by the skulls and bones; and yes I sort of felt creepy writing that last sentence.
"What would you like from Texas?" my father asked me, while preparing for a conference. I remembering pondering for a moment before asking my dad to bring home a cow skull. I guess I was a weird kid.
So working with two color ink, Burnt Sienna and Cobalt Blue i began to draw the bones that caught my attention
Above is a Camel skull it was the first of these I did. I was kind of surprised how large it was, but then again Camels are very large animals.
|Moose Jaws - 04/16/16, Ink on Paper, 9"x12"|
I put the objects on the floor to give a more intense and shadow to the object. I think it adds a lot giving the form almost an outline. I also like how the edge of the paper crops the shadow.
The croping of the shadow is something i have been thinking about looking back on these drawings after the fact. The Camel skull drawing reads a complete study and object. where as the other two drawings feel a little disjointed because of the cropped shadow. I may have to play with this a little more in the future.
I remember debating how to much of a wash to cover the drawing with.
|Bison Bone - 04/16/16, Ink on Paper, 9"x12"|
Despite the petrified bone being very dark, I focused the wash nearly exclusively on the shadow of the bone. I was debating going back into it but decided that this drawing works.
I had a good morning.