Friday, April 10, 2009

Grandfather Bluejay

Graphite in Sketchbook

Gouache on watercolor paper


Ben said...

The drawing is cool - the linework is smooth, however, the bluejay is stealing the show. I'm not sure if others will see it, but, this seems like a milestone piece. You're combining the draftsmanship of your earlier bird studies with the more experimental and expressive exploration of media. Very exciting.

Scott Allen said...

great comment Ben, for weeks I lived in a room with the bluejay piece, and every time it grabbed my attention, so I had to share it. When you do a series of work, the understanding of the form lies in your subconscious, so different experimental paths can form with little to no barricades. There are still some boundaries, but they slowly dissolve as you progress.