WHAT A BURGER: KANNAPOLIS NC

WHAT A BURGER. © 2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN. STILLMAN & BIRN ZETA JOURNAL, CARAN D'ACHE NEOCOLOR 2 CRAYONS, GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC IN A BRUSH PEN, CARAN D'ACHE SUPRACOLOR SOFT WATERCOLOR PENCILS

WHAT A BURGER. © 2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN. STILLMAN & BIRN ZETA JOURNAL, CARAN D’ACHE NEOCOLOR 2 CRAYONS, GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC IN A BRUSH PEN, CARAN D’ACHE SUPRACOLOR SOFT WATERCOLOR PENCILS

When in doubt: draw a pig.
ME

ZETA is a multimedia paper by Stillman & Birn. It has a surface similar to hot press watercolor paper, but it is much more friendly to drawing tools —particularly when wet. I wanted to get out and draw the day but ended up driving in circles, unable to focus. Pigs are a good answer in this kind of a situation, although I usually doodle them.

In the South it is not hard to find a pig sign because it is a Bar-B- Q nation. I was fresh off a late night read about Diebenkorn’s flippity-flopping between pure abstraction and representation. His colors were floating around in my head.

I sketched with Ultramarine Blue GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC in a brush pen to place objects in space. Caran D’Ache Neocolor 2 crayons and Supracolor Soft pencils were worked both dry and wet. A good amount of layering took place without any pilling on the paper surface! Although the smooth surface may seem a natural choice for detailed work, I was very pleased with a broad approach and am eager to experiment with matte acrylic next time.

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One Response to “WHAT A BURGER: KANNAPOLIS NC”

  1. ideafill.me Says:

    Nice! 🙂

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