Liquid Pencil is an essential tool for me in the drawings I am doing at the present. It does not end up being the dominant medium, but is the base for everything that comes after, and dictates the direction that each drawing takes.
The support for these are paint swatches from our local hardware store, the surface is smooth but has sufficient tooth to hold first the Liquid Pencil, then the graphite or coloured pencil that is worked in on top. In these, the base colour has a brown tone, so that is the colour range I have used when developing the marks into finished forms. Some I have also scratched into with an etching tool to make lighter marks.
To me these speak of something far below the ocean, strange eruptions, maybe living creatures – there is plenty of room for interpretation.
One of the images in this set I framed as a miniature, and it won First Prize for drawing in the Australian Society of Miniature Art annual awards – I was delighted!
I called this one ‘Rising on Wings of Gauze’.
Below are individual images of those in the set above, click on them to see the detail.