It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here. Several things have happened since my last entry…
The hand surgery I had nearly a year ago was successful; I have fairly good use/control of my dominant hand. Recovery took about 4 months, and I returned to my full-time job. Then, unfortunately, I had to leave that job before I could have my other hand done, and well… COVID 19 put a stop to all elective surgeries anyway. After a month or so of physical therapy for the on-going back issue that forced my departure from said job, I’m finally feeling up to working on art again.
So, I’m back in my studio. Boy have I missed it!
This is really the first serious drawing I’ve attempted since the draft horses. My hand is holding up pretty well for the cross-hatching technique I’m using for this study. I actually began it a couple years ago, and decided to finally see it through.
It’s done on Strathmore 500 bristol with 003 and 005 Microns. Thankfully, these nifty pens are quite forgiving in that unlike dip pens, fine pressure control is not as crucial for nice uniform lines. (I’m practicing with pens nibs, but the results I’m getting aren’t quite up to snuff yet.)
I’m not sure where the reference photo I’m using came from, so until I do, I’ll refrain from posting without proper attribution.
Next time, I’ll include some close-ups. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!