I’ve always liked to work ‘big’ but in the last few years I have at times, scaled down my work. I produced a series of 10 x 15cm drawings for an exhibition a couple of years ago with pleasing results.
I find this scale of drawing quite challenging. I often marvel at those artists who specialise in miniature paintings, their attention to detail is exemplary. My style doesn’t really lend itself to huge amounts of detail when drawing on a small scale and therefore, I tend to try to say a lot with very little.
Today’s featured drawings are, TOP: Rockpool, Supply River, BOTTOM: Pond, Lake St. Clair.
Coloured pencils are quite suited to miniatures, but only if they keep their point. I find Polychromos pencils quite suitable for such work, but struggle when using Prismacolors, as I can’t get them sharpened to a point. I am looking forward to buying some Verithin pencils when they become available in Australia.
Miniature art is not for everyone, and I’m not sure if it’s for me, but, as with all my artistic journeys, I’m always up for a challenge!