43mm x 22mm
Pencil, scalpel, rabbit skin gesso on quarter sawn oak.
I thought I would put up a series of images here of this work. As some of you may know I had originally started my current drawing project back in Sept 2012. Just after I completed the first version of Copenhagen in April 2013 I decided to call a stop to the project as essentially I wasn't satisfied with certain aesthetic criteria regarding materials and format. I think the first batch of work function individually but as a coherent piece of work there were things that I was fundamentally unhappy with. I restarted the project in April last year and as of last night I am at the same point I was at when I abandoned it. I thought I would post images here of the two drawings just so that you can get an idea of the differences. With the new batch of works every image was resourced apart from this one, which by a fortuitous accident I deigned to redraw from the same image. I think this is a neat little rejoinder to heading into the next phase of the project and I think its certainly interesting to see the comparison in materials and technique. They are both fundamentally different pieces of work and operate in different ways, not only in the tone and the clarity but in the rendering and application. I do feel justified in making the original decision to abandon the project, but it does beg an awful lot of questions.