Sunday, February 26, 2012

2nd entry for Feb 23, 2012

These studies of Z-  were all in the 15-  to 20-minute range. They are done with hard U-Art charcoal on 20 x 26" sheets of 90 lb Maidstone paper.
With these, this blog marks - and passes - its 5000th image posted. Which feels like the close of a bit of a chapter of a particular fixation on technical development and documentation.
From here, I may not post quite so much, and my present mission is to add to the interest of the content - to get more bold and playful, and explore some livelier and less traditional/conventional figure studies
For that, time will tell.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Thomas. Reaching 5000 posted images is a very impressive milestone. I can't thank you enough for the inspiration and motivation your blog continues to provide. I am eagerly looking forward to more documentation of your present mission. (Mo)

Brian Smith AOCA said...

Congratulations Thomas. This is quite a feat both in the blog world and, more importantly,in the artist blog world. I've always enjoyed your work and often remark on your strong skill level. Well done.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Congrats and good work Thomas, many great studies on your blog!

ruthdraws said...

Great, Tom!
I am only sorry I could not celebrate with you by linking to you on my I predicted, I was utterly unable to figure it out.
I will continue to enjoy your work so much.
I do disagree, a bit tho, with posing Z in "cute" mode.
I have seen her work, and to me she is more of an "isadora" type, with lovely sweeping movements...
But to each his own.

Jason Cheng said...

I am very much impressed by the dedication of your drawing practice and congratulations on the big milestone!
It will be interesting to see what you experiment with next!

Thomas Hendry said...

Thanks, everyone.

Ruth, I agree with your observation on Z- 's elegance. But she has many facets. These are a raw first stab at something more unconventional.
I think that contrasting elements can invite some different responses from the usual, like when one juxtaposes contrasting colours.