Sunday, November 25, 2007

black and white

I got to thinking about drawing and what kind of decisions you make when working from life. What do you do with color, shadow and depth? Do you go for illusion or do you go for design? And how do you decide between color and depth when the two collide on translation? I don't like to get too fussy, yet am intrigued by dark & light and the topography you can make. I also really like the quick line. This is a drawing I did in Venice of the Grand Canal as seen from a rooftop. One of the buildings depicted had a story of being bad luck wherein the family living there all came to tragic ends.

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