Keeping stuff is good #28 to #31

Collage #28 and #31 poster

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These are two models who are rendered in different media and different styles. The intention is to show not only a difference in appearance but also a difference in personality. #28 was not quite as ample size-wise as she is drawing but her personality was certainly ample; brusque and forceful are adjectives that come to mind. I drew her in compressed charcoal and conté stick. #31 was quite self-conscious about posing so I put clothes on her and drew her with a 4B graphite pencil, a medium that is quite sensitive. Both are on 11 x 14 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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