The second in the series of eight drawings based on blots is completed (I think – there is always room for a bit more work …). This one has much more colour than the first (see here) in the series, and that one had more than the large piece that I called Evolution (see here). I’m not sure why this is, maybe there was more colour suggested in the original blots, or maybe I am getting more confident in applying colour. I am finding that I can get more intense darks with coloured pencil than graphite, but for precision there is nothing to compete with a very sharp clutch pencil lead.
This one has more substance to it, less of the fragile, insubstantial marks. The imagery is more like folded fabrics, although there is still the sense of floating and drifting.
This is what I began with, the Liquid Pencil blots on the paper. I remove some of the heavier encrustations of the paste as I can’t draw through it, but otherwise I simply work with what has appeared on the paper.
These are details from the complete work. In some ways I like the intensity of the details best, but I will wait till I have completed the set before deciding if I am going to cut them up and possibly make them into 3D objects.
I used Liquid Pencil for the blots and Caran d’Ache Luminance and Pablo pencils for the colour, and a 2mm 2B clutch pencil for the graphite, on Magnani Corona paper, 25 x 35 cm.