5" x 5" Mixed Media Drawing on Distressed, Dictionary Page
Original SOLD (maybe) - Prints Available
I have been waiting to post this drawing. It is a commissioned piece but the buyer has been dragging their feet about getting back to me. I've already sold a print of the piece and may post the original in a few days if the buyer doesn't respond soon.
The great fun in creating these dictionary drawings is trying to invent as many colors as I can while still capturing the reality of the subject. I cropped this drawing back to 5" x 5" but the original actually is still on the full page from the book.
My dictionary pages come from a 1961 elementary dictionary. The pages are aged (it pains to me to say that something from when I was 5 years old is "aged"). Because the pages are delicate it takes some skill to distress them, draw on them and add many layers of color. I can claim that I have yet to damage a page so badly while drawing that I've had to discard it but occasionally there are some rough areas and little, tiny holes where the paper has dissolved when marked.
I have actually taken a break from drawing for a few days. I am enjoying the last few days of my summer vacation and am doing some craft and personal projects in my studio that I've had on my list for some time. I need longer days and longer summers to complete everything on my lengthy list. My brain is bad for dreaming up far more than I can accomplish in my limited lifetime.