Don’t worry if you fall flat on your face: at least you’re moving forward
Sincerely. I state that I’m not happy with these illustrations – not as a fishing expedition for flattering comments. Definitely Not. The most important thing about them to me is that I really enjoyed playing around with pen and ink.
Parts of them please me whilst others are a bit naff. They are exercises – part of the learning process. Realising that getting frustrated at not being able to run is pointless – best that I learn to walk first.
Leonard Cohen was right when he poetically stated:
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
Thanks to Stephen Quirke, I’m starting to appreciate the value of making several studies of the same subject. With each new study, the brain percieves and absorbs a fresh way of depicting certain aspects of the image – eventually making it possible to produce an image that brings together all those elements.
Apart from ink, I also experimented using coffee to give a sepia effect as my brown ink has an orangey tone – compliments the brown link text in my blog theme too.
I just know you’re itching to discover what my inspiration was for these images.