This piece is a part of a series of “Doodles” which I use to play with movement, weight, and patterns. I usually will draw one once a month, as a warm up technique. I use a black sharpie and a blank piece of computer paper and allow these shapes to take form. This is a good technique for the imagination and to get creative flow. Additionally, each piece in this “Doodle” series is inspired by a speech or public conversation.
I would consider this piece to be a drawing rather than a painting. The reason for this being that the process of painting in watercolor has so strong of a drawing foundation. The watercolor used simply highlighted the lines of a quick pencil sketch, while adding chroma to the image.
This piece is one of three which were impromptu pieces during a speech. The inspirations for each mark can with the words of the speaker.
This was the last of the three huge charcoal drawings I finished in a studio class. I used a greyish blue toned paper and sticks of charcoal.