in the studio : spring takes hold

the long and the short of it drawing by Stella Untalan

A new pair in my continuing series the long and the short of it. Spring has taken hold of my eye and this yellow pair are getting some well deserved attention. The series as a whole is begining to look garden like with a spring explosion of color.

The long drawings in the partnership are actually quite difficult to make. Dragging a steel pen across a wooden surface that has no absorbtion is almost like making a scratch. It took me two days to draw these brown lines and each day the ink and pen responded differently. The first day the ink seemed stuck in the pen; it refused to make a line. The second day the ink moved quickly and evenly.