In the studio: February Commission

Stella Untalan drawing in progress.

Stella Untalan preliminary sketch

I've been working on a smaller drawing to test a process for my current commission. I've been in the studio for three days and made progress enough to visualize the much larger piece. The rhythm is working and the color patterns work. I can feel the ocean and its undulation.

Now it's time to think about mounting paper or not to make this drawing. The paper as substrate will make drawing on the surface a bit more fluid. I also want to make the marks a bit larger and absorbtion into paper will help the marks dry faster.

I took a little iPhone video and I'm sharing it in this post. Just to get a look at the texture and drawing from a different point of view. This clip was informative and I know what I need to adjust the size of my marks.

I'll be making the adjustment to some marks and looking at the results on another panel. Excited to see how the change effects the overall feel of the drawing.