imkirkwood artist

I create visual narratives with my fine art drawings and computer prints


circles and crumbled leaves pencil drawings & computer process

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on April 2, 2011 at 12:30 PM

   I am thankful to have survived March 2011. I have spent most of the month coughing, hawking and spitting; or in agony from toothaches, and finally from a touch of food poisoning- I'm very happy that my wish for death several days in March did not happen.

  In spite of the misery I went through I still drew something everyday. Mostly crumpled leaves and circles. I use mechanical pencils 0.5 and 0.3, hb b and 2b. I buy lots of the 0.3 lead pieces because I have a tendency to lean to the right when I draw and the 0.3 breaks often. The following  four are pencil drawings that I am pleased with.

I made a sky background and added the drawings to the sky. I continued to draw  within the photoshop program more flat than I usually paint on the computer.

I used the above drawing as a postcard in  my portfolio submissions at the end of March as a recieved notice to be sent back to me.

I was very pleased at the plastic, rubber look of the balls and got the idea to put to of these drawings together:

I will work on the second face later. I think this will look great as a 12 x 18 print. So something productive did come out of March 2011. 


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