Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lucian Freud

"The picture, in order to move us, must never merely remind us of life, but must acquire a life of its own, precisely in order to reflect life."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Japanese Girl

This is a sketch from a vintage photo that I did the other night on newsprint. Instead of using a pencil, I used what is basically a sponge on a stick to spread charcoal dust around, then removed some of it with an eraser. The idea is to focus on the big picture (no pun intended) rather that on tiny details.