I was back in the studio yesterday after a long hiatus, and it felt great to be working again. I worked with etching ink and lithographic crayon to create some very rough studies. To critique myself, I think I need to push these studies much further.There needs to be more contrast between the fine rendering of the face and the gestural qualities of the body. The body could also become more abstract and suggestive, so that more areas of the body get lost in the marks.
What do you think of these studies?