Thursday, December 5, 2019

Monochrome Mood

12/2/19 Trees through my studio window

Once the weather goes cold and dark, I find myself drifting more and more in the monochrome direction. Color can always be found, any time of year, if I look hard enough. But I think it’s more about my own mood than about the physical world. Winter is a more contemplative, introspective season (at least for me), and sketching with one color (or one implement) keeps the focus on values, shapes and form instead of hues.

11/4/19 Starbucks

11/24/19 Gourd (I was trying out a new ballpoint pen, and it gave me a lot of trouble:
blobby ink that came out unevenly. Back to my faithful Bic.)

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