Classes are over at Wellesley, so today I started hanging up several drawings in the drawing studio to see how they are starting to look as a group. I noticed that I “forgot” what the earlier drawings looked like, so it was refreshing to be able to revisit them. I also observed several changes in my drawing technique, it seems like these latest drawings have much higher tonal contrast, and tend to use more white of the page. By comparison, the earlier drawings tend to use small portions of the white of the page and have more grey distributed throughout the entire piece. It’s always fascinating to me the way one’s work evolves and changes over the period of creating a series. This is especially true in this series because of the sheer quantity of images that I’ll be producing.
I also got to work on the initial etching ink work on No. 45 and No. 44. It felt great to work with etching ink again after so many sessions with just the lithographic crayon and exacto knife.