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Saturday, May 7, 2011

From WHITE, TO BLACK, TO WHITE AGAIN...


Clarissa Horton
Red Lipstick, 2011
Charcoal, pastel, ink on paper, 18x24 in.

This is a photograph of a drawing that I did during a 30 minute figure drawing session at Studio Clout.  I really enjoyed going to this open studio because I haven't done much hard core drawing like that since I was a sophomore in college.  It feels good knowing that I still "got it" ;0).  I do draw from time to time, but not with charcoal.  Instead I have been doing small drawings with pen and pencils in my sketch book.

Its been a long time since I've seen a posing naked body, other than myself, lol.

As I was drawing I began having sense memory about how to make certain marks and use certain materials.  It was fun triggering that part of my brain again.  I always hated drawing classes in school, so me having fun drawing says a lot, lol.

I like to draw as if I'm painting.  I like the reduction process where I'm adding and taking away drawing mediums onto the surface of the paper.  When working with large sheets of paper I like my drawing process to go from white, to black, and then to white again.
I enjoy making high energy marks and to draw with my eraser, which aids in giving me beautiful energetic marks. 

I wish I had more time to work on this one particular pose a little longer.

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