November 7, 2010
Justin Wisniewski Week: "She tested the edge of her brother’s gouge as the gray sky blackened."
I just finished this drawing two days ago and I need a few more days to finish the title. I think it's going to be a full poem, but I reserve the right to change my mind.
This entire scene is completely fictionalized although I modeled the pose after a photo I took a very long time ago when I was working in a corporate office. I was on the marketing team for a payroll processing company and part of my job was to take photos of employees for the company newsletter. I took one photo of a middle aged-woman with her arm extended gently like this and I always thought it looked great so I'm glad I finally had the chance to use it.
This is another example of an attempt to depict a stable figure with objects swirling around it. This time the object is birch leaves. I feel pretty good about the result but of course I will feel even better about the next one. I am also happy with the composition which I spent a great deal of time on and I like the tall format here as well.
This image is pretty typical of my work both in its creation, stylistic choices and subject. Here I drew her holding a gouge and if you look carefully you can see she has scratched up the tree with it. I hope to exhibit this drawing at the Morningside Gallery in Edinburgh in the next month or so.