Sunday, March 6, 2011

Evening Pencils

I started a new painting several days ago and started to ponder, what am I doing?
So, rather than answer that question I've stayed totally away from it.  Evenings
find me doodling in the sketch book.  They are some times memories but mostly
images plucked from the air.  They're very small and take on somewhat of a graphic
look (2 dimensional).  Relates back to days of designing, logos, cartoons, basket
designs for China, ideas for plush toys, bla, bla, bla!  Just give me a soft pencil and

a pad of tracing paper ... I was in heaven.  More later.


Silver said...

'a soft pencil and a pad of tracing paper' and wala.. i am still amazed even after staring at it for the third time again!

I have better luck with paint washes style. No one really knows if it was really an accidental mishap. ;D

loriann said...

Look at what you can do in a little thumbnail! I really like the tree series. Why do you use tracing paper for these?

Double "D" said...

Silver, what a pleasant surprise. Thanks for your thoughtful words. I need to see some of your wash drawings. You've been hiding them from us. I must send you an email.
Later gator.

Hi. B,

I'm pecking on my phone. When I get to the computer I'll answer your ? about tracing paper

Karen Bruson said...

Very strong sketches. Love them.

cohen labelle said...

Doug, these sketches are fantastic and I love your title -'evening pencils' - You're a poet!!!!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

I agree, these sketches are wonderful.
You should frame them.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Gosh, I love the marks you make!!! And the compositions!

Double "D" said...

Thanks Suzanne,

The pencil is sometimes stronger than the brush!
Memory is a terrible thing to waste.