Saturday, September 12, 2009

EDM #240


EDM #240 - Draw a Pencil.
12x16 Mixed media; collage, dyes, gesso, interesting paper, graphite.

Here is my drawing for this weeks EDM's challenge. The image consists primarily of a rubbing of about 14 pencils on a tracing kinda paper that gave me the transparency over dyes and gesso as a general background. The actual drawing of the pencil is on rice paper - which is also semi-transparent.

14 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

This is FANTASTIC!! Wonderfully abstract with some really interesting textures!

winna said...

great concoction of multimedia--mysterious quality..

Alex said...

Interesting technique and beautiful result. I think the colors are terrific, and the whole package makes a single pencil means so much more, that is true art ^^

MaryO said...

I'm so glad we're seeing your work now. This is a terrific mixed media piece, I hope we'll see more of this from you!

Possum Patty said...

The unique combination of materials transforms the simple lines of the pencil into a textural feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing!

Possum Patty said...

The unique combination of materials transforms the simple lines of the pencil into a textural feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa S. said...

I am flabbergasted! This goes beyond mere sketching...well, at least in my world. Quite beautiful.

Alissa said...

Amazing - the textures and tones and techniques are all so interesting

Shirley said...

Great mixed media piece! Thanks for posting the working details.

Dan Kent said...

This is stunning!! It just shows what creative interpretation will do to an otherwise banal subject.

marancat said...

I love this - you have done some beautiful work.

Ellen said...

Wow! No simple drawing of a mundane pencil here! An innovative combination of techniques, showing not only the pencil but also what it does. Excellent!

phthaloblu said...

Man, talk about taking a simple tool and making a work of art out of it. This is beautiful. I am in awe of your talent. Your paintings are alive.

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

Amazing painting. I love the abstract quality of the piece. You have worked excellently with the mixed media. Silvia