Reflection v2 – 2013 – Pencil – click for full view on site!

There’s a lot to reflect on, too.

There are times where repetition can be valuable, such as, say, drawing old men. Very old men. That said, the repetition wasn’t necessarily intended as the first was drawn on paper that I later noticed was damaged. The second was drawn on new cartridge paper. Mostly in an attempt to test how various materials looked when used with it, but it was a pretty good step forward on my anatomical journey. Coming in somewhere between semi-realistic and stylised.

The original is forever lost to time, too.

That one isn’t coming back. Not that it really needs to now that we have a more than suitable replacement. Hopefully this piece will spur a change towards a more realistic style, which may not be entirely possible with the pencils I’m currently using. Then again, this may be the paper for it as this paper is quite soft and blends easily.

Reflection v2 - 2013 - PencilOn the other hand, that softness does make it significantly harder to get sharp (or defined) lines when you want/need them. So it’s all a matter of finding something I’m comfortable with. I think heavier paper could achieve the same results, but it would probably require softer pencils (such as a 2B) to be effective. I’m also not entirely sure whether I want to go for a full realistic style in the future, either. It might not work as well with some of the things I’d like to do.

But that’s what months of sketches are for.

Creating an infinite loop of indecision towards future plans which sort of moves you forward but mostly moves you backwards. I’m kidding! Mostly. There isn’t much more to say about this piece, but I do hope you enjoy it for what it is- a drawing of a very old man.

Have a great weekend, all.


Art, design, and the like found herein (unless otherwise specified) is drawn and owned by David Wilkshire (also credited as Moggie) from 2006 to present date.


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