Experiments with backgrounds

I’ve been experimenting this week, planning for different ways to approach the backgrounds in these drawings.  I had originally thought that the marks and strokes done with etching ink and a sparser background would be the way to go, but I wanted to try the extreme end just to see what it looked like.  I looked at Francis Bacon’s “Pope Innocent X” for inspiration, a painting which features bold, aggressive marks moving through the figure and integrating into the background.

Looking at the results, my conclusion was that a background like this would be far too heavy handed; too many of the subtleties in the forms get lost in the background strokes.

Falling Study

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s