Wednesday, April 5, 2017

THE MOP STRING METAMORPHOSIS OF METAMORPHOSIS AND OTHERS!!




METAMORPHOSIS


MOP STRING DRAWING #1 METAMORPHOSIS ON NEWSPRINT
MOP STRING DRAWING #2 METAMORPHOSIS ON NEWSPRINT
MOP STRING DRAWING #3 METAMORPHOSIS ON BROWN PAPER
I was looking through my work recently and discovered that I liked my drawings more than most of my recent attempts at painting.  I was inspired to do a series of drawings and then pick the most interesting and go from there into a series of some kind.  I wanted to work in a more abstracted way with emphasis on flat shapes.  A really great way to get there is to draw with a cotton mop string dipped in ink and held at the end.  The results are always interesting and the experience is intense, frustrating and sooo much fun!!!   These three drawings were from the same source painting image.  One never has great control but with practice and experimenting you can get better and creating curved lines and picking up where you last ran out of ink,   Give it a try and send my your results.  I would love to see what you do with this idea.  
Here are a few more I did today and the original painting that I was looking at as I dragged my ink filled mop string across the paper.

THE FRENCHMAN IN BLUE

MOP STRING DRAWING #1 THE FRENCHMAN

MOP STRING DRAWING #2 THE FRENCHMAN
Here is a mop string drawing based on a stylized drawing.



Sometimes I have more control if I start at the bottom and move the string up.   Try different starting points and come at it from various directions.  How about Upside down!  Smooth paper, Yupo, Tyvek, rough paper.  





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