Every day I’m getting deeper into these drawings, which is a great feeling. I had been thinking earlier that I was tired of working on this series. The original plan was to finish these 5 large figure drawings for my November solo show and then to walk away and start something else. On the contrary, the more I work on these drawings, the more work I am finding myself wanting to make in the near future.
Last fall, I scrapped several large figure drawings because I knew they weren’t working. I thought that was the end of those drawings, since none of them were any good, but now I’m thinking that I can resurrect several of those drawings for this new series. The next few drawings I want to create will be extremely dark and heavy, where the figures are barely discernible. I’ll use several of these failed figure drawings and work many more layers on top. I like the thought of being able to use past failures to start new work, something I’ve never really done before.