The Cathartic Drawing

Post fatdog 120 I’ve had blended feelings of extreme relief and renewed inspiration.

 

I couldn’t stop looking out the window from the airplane flying over the mountains until the topography became flat once again.

 

PROCESS

Process

 

My experience in B.C. Is still so visually fresh that I had to start a new piece as soon as I got back east. It felt great to get in the studio. I decided to staple gun a big piece of canvas to the wall and pull out all my dry medium. Kneaded erasers, vine charcoal, and graphite. Working this big 53″x 63″ enabled a nice loose gestural quality to the drawing.

 

Detail

Detail

 

I worked from a photo but eventually just had the confidence to draw from memory and the the experience of running out there.