Thursday, January 20, 2011

More drawings

Image: Gabrielle Jones, "Shimmer" 2011, Charcoal & Shellac on Paper, 70 x 100cm

Here's the second drawing in the Lumen Series. If you'd like to see what these look like framed and on a wall, go to
this page of my website. It's also the title link.

I achieved these drawings by gridding the photo, which I had taken from a speeding car and manipulated on the computer. I then grid the drawing paper and transpose the original into a tonal composition, as I have found that the smallest difference in placement of any element changes the image unsatisfactorily. This is a painstaking process that takes between two and four seven hour days to complete and is rather like a test of my patience (I'm not known for that!)
Anyway, I hope this one makes it into the $20,000 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize. Fingers Crossed

What's your best method of drawing?


  1. This is very much a forte of yours. Keep doing these!

  2. Thanks - There's something to it, isn't there?

  3. Thanks Leslie. Unfortunately, it didn't make it into the art prize...keep on keeping on!



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