Monday, June 15, 2009

The Ship of Fools (again)

I wasn't entirely happy with yesterday's version (see below), so I returned closer to the earlier pencil sketch version I liked:

The Ship of Fools, 2009, brush & ink on paper, 23.5" x 18".

The earlier sketch:

The Ship of Fools (sketch 2), 2009, pencil on paper, 11" x 8.5".

I was feeling that the previous version was getting too cluttered...truth is, though, there are elements in both that I like. The new version is a better drawing, I think, with fewer obvious flaws (though the other one was more of a working sketch.) I will just have to paint it (monochrome, I think) on a large scale & work it out from there. I hope to start that process soon.

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