Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspired by Dave Malan

Graphite on 9x12" Canson paper. One of the artists that I admire, Dave Malan, whose drawings doesn't require so much of strokes to express a ton of information. And because I don't have to exhaust hatching, it forced me to back off using my pencil and analyzed the plane and volume of the figure. I'm getting this concept of -less is better. Malan understood anatomy well enough that his drawings are clean and crisp. Moreover, he emphasized on the extreme contrast of light and dark. I spent 20 minutes copying Malan's work; of course, it is not as good as the original but this artwork stands good enough by itself.