Between one sketch and another, between an experiment and many sheets that ended up in the basket, I got entangled in a remake of the Dark Forest. It had to be a very detailed black and white ink line. Then I wanted to watercolor it. Without keeping an “undamaged” copy. Sigh!! The result is decent …
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About my drawings, step by step
The following illustration is an allegorical interpretation of Dante’s episode of the Three “fere” to which I have already dedicated an other illustration in ink. Watercolor and ink, 35×35 . The delivery times of the contest were tight and the drawing has kept many smudges. But that’s okay too. Or not?
Finally something came out, even if it was too static. But nothing is thrown away. Below is a detail. The final result on the dedicated page sub DRAWINGS, as usual.
I’m struggling with Paolo and Francesca.I’m struggling with Paolo and Francesca. Always with the pretense of being a little original. .l In the photo, study detail for the closing verse of Canto Quinto, … “come corpo morto cade” … as a dead body falls.
When I set about performing a series of illustrations from Dante’s Inferno with ink and watercolors, I had a doubt that I have not yet freed myself from. It concerns a substantial incompatibility between the dominant colors of Dante’s Inferno, dark colors between black and red, and the transparencies of watercolor. The ink drawings in …