Keeping stuff is good #06

From 2007 #06

I don’t have much to say about this one. It is just a sketch, like all the other 50 plus drawings in a sketchbook that I unearthed. It’s a nude drawn from life in my usual figurative expressionist style. I avoid straight or smooth lines at all costs and try to play with shapes and sense of mass. Some are happier with photo-like representation; I think that from my sense of reality, my drawings are more realistic than photographs. This drawing was done with water soluble pencils. Like all the others is 11 x 14 on archival, Aquabee paper.


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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