Saturday, June 14, 2008

On The Drawing Board: Miles of Rope

A cowboy with a lasso against a cloudy sky...seemed simply enough, no complicated background, one lone figure, not even much clothing. I did not anticipate the complexity and the tedium involved with rendering rope in pastel. As you may know I do much of the work with my fingers, but here I needed to also employ quite a bit of pencil work to get that braided look of rope. Usually areas that need that intricate touch are small, whereas this just seemed to go on for miles.

1 comment:

naturline said...

That beautiful… enchant to me… I must spend more times this way.