Mythic Bird From 2008

Soluble pencils and watercolor on 6 x 8 Strathmore 80 lb drawing paper

Did I mention that I have been doing mythic birds of one sort or another for years?  And, I mean years.  Well this is another.  And, it is one that I unearthed from 2008.  I know that it is from that year because it is in a drawing pad that’s dated.  I sometimes am more organized than I give myself credit for.  In any case, I have no idea why I do so many of these things.  A bird fetish?  Maybe a feather fetish.  That’s big trouble or so I am told.  Anyway, this guy was done in colored soluble pencil and soft and soluble graphite pencil on 80 lb. Strathmore drawing paper.  I like soluble pencils, especially in conjunction with watercolor and ink.  Strathmore’s drawing paper has a nice tooth, can stand up to light watercolor and doesn’t cost a million bucks a sheet.  There are other mythic birds in the pad.  All definitely mythic.

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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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