Monday, December 20, 2010

Day three- drawing on Space's wall, all done!

It looked a lot like this yesterday, but I did another layer all day today, ultimately using 11 markers. The size is 10 1/2 feet tall by 32 1/2 feet wide. This is a bartender's view of it.

The opening for Polyhedra is January 7th during the First Friday Art Walk, but stop by and see it in person starting this Wednesday, or for Icing, Space's New Year's Eve Bash.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day two- drawing on Space's wall

I've never done anything this big before, but thankfully my current inclinations are infinitely scalable, I just have to change the size of my marking tool and I'm good to go.

If anyone wants a mural in their home like this, or in color (which would be different and fun) please let me know, I only charge a gazillion dollars per hour...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day one- drawing on Space's wall

Things are moving along quicker than I expected on this wall drawing. I'm almost done with the first layer, if I work another 12 hours tomorrow I might be done.
Choosing to use markers instead of india ink and a brush was a good call, probably makes me twice as fast. I'm using Permapaque markers, which are water based double ended felt markers that work really well, the line width on the chisel end is about 6mm, and I'm using that exclusively. I've gone through 5 markers so far, I don't quite use them until they're dead, but they get "different" and I set them aside.
This drawing is part of a group exhibit entitled Polyhedra at Space Gallery, and will be open for viewing December 22, through January. Other artists participating in the show are Katrine Hildebrandt, Peter Jackson Huffey, Irina Skornyakova, Kyle Downs, and perhaps others, curated by Jenny McGee Dougherty.

Friday, December 17, 2010

sketch for a wall drawing at Space Gallery

Here is a 30" x 22" drawing made as another practice piece in preparation for a much larger wall drawing at Space Gallery. I will begin work on the mural tomorrow and have four days to fill about 300 square feet of wall space with dense line work like below. I have a more interesting composition in mind for the actual piece, I'm just experimenting with the markers, patterns and density in this sketch.

In the next few days, there will be more images of the actual wall drawing, so stay tuned!