a drawing a day

16-07-31 strength 720

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Strength

This sketch is the second in a series of posts that explore mark-making.  I have always been interested in how a drawing conveys a likeness, expresses emotion, or captures the personality of a subject.  Some drawings are lean, using very few marks.  These drawings can startle us by their impact, how much content they convey with so little.  Other drawings are dense with marks, building layers of meanings one upon another.  Some marks are coincident with features, volume, light, shade, etc. and other marks appear to be random, straying across the drawing.  I’ll talk more about this in later posts.  For now I thought I would post some drawings over the next few days that, while rough and scruffy, nonetheless convey personality or emotion.