Sunday 2 December 2007

17th November

DP 321

Another drawing done on acrylic gesso. I've been using gesso a lot lately because I've started an art journal. It's such versatile stuff: you can use it to tone things down or to stiffen your paper before you start or even to cover things completely when you want to start over.

Here the gesso is forming a subtly textured white ground for waterproof ink and my beloved Inktense pencils. Because the envelopes are so smooth and thin, it's nice to have something with a bit of a 'bite' to work on for a change. Drawing on thin, low quality paper every day for nearly a year has certainly given me a great appreciation for higher quality paper!

Posted: 11.43pm on 17.11.07
Returned: 20.11.07

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