drawing progress

John Otter drawing 2017

Another night spent working on this large drawing. The dimensions are around 26×18″ – which is the largest drawing I’ve done in years. It began with washes of watercolor. I’ve been dancing around it with pencil, gouache and ink for hours at a time over the past week or two. It’s Saturday night, the drawing and I are scheduled to have a long conversation tonight. I’ve been hesitant to dive too fully into the central area, the edges seem easier to approach. Little by little the ink and gouache are encroaching on the center – so I have the option to continue working inward, or change direction and make some bold moves in the middle. I’ll let the drawing decide.

This drawing will make it’s debut with a slew of recent (smaller) drawings at SPACE Gallery – Claremont this April.


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