24″ x 18″
“I am a young draftsman and painter currently living in Ohio. In my work, I try to take an ordinary image, such as the model I drew, and change it in such away that it becomes ethereal and gains a new level of depth. I prefer charcoal because of its range in values and I exploit this heavily in my drawings. I begin by covering the paper in a dark value of charcoal, and then I pull the shapes and form of the model forward using erasers and white chalk. I find that this method creates the perfect atmosphere for my work.”
“I am really loving the atmosphere quality of the blanket that this figure has, as well as just the ghostly texture and mark making that you are achieving, I think it’s really wonderful and it’s really captivating. There’s a pretty nice sense of movement, you know, I as a viewer am able to enter into the piece and kind of move around pretty easily.
However, I will say that the composition is really static and straightforward. I think that if you were to play around with how you crop the piece and where you place the figure, you could really do a lot. Another thing that I ask you to do is to really play around with your darkest darks.
You have some really lovely grays, you are starting to achieve some kind of blacks in the bottom left corner where there’s the fold of the blanket, I wonder what would happen if you to really push the darks and allow that to contrast with the really light lights of the paper that you already have.”