Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Phantom Fixation

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An experimental ghost sketch (detail).

Ghosts have been with me--in my life--for years. That's about all I want to say about that. 
But they've played a big part in my artwork for a long time too, and I'm currently working on a project that's pretty much all about those vapory visitors. And that's all I can say about that too.

So I'll talk about the experimental part--the quest for a solution to the problem of exactly how one might draw ghosts using pen and ink. Not thinking about composition, pose, stance, all those eventual bridges I will need to cross. Right now I'm just sketching a string of empirical apparitions.

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 Here's an early attempt. (Transparency be damned!)


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But some translucence is probably essential. 
Thus, an early morning sketched-while-slurping-my-coffee spectre...


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...and a waiting-room wraith. This fellow was mostly worked out just before 
a root canal appointment.

Well that's about it. The chase continues. 
I'll post more when possible.

Thanks for the visit!


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