My latest drawing has “grown” since my last post. There is still much to do and this is not just about adding the required detail. This is a “mood” drawing. The old, wooden door is partly open revealing a dark, mysterious room with an old mug on a table. A shaft of light hits a mug on an old table top. Another shaft of light reveals the floor and an object in front of the table. What is this object and what is it doing there?
The door will be the most interesting subject, but is it the focal point? I’m detailing the door last as there is much graffiti to add.
I am working mostly with Polychromos coloured pencils on pastel board. My palette is mainly warm greys with the lighter tone on the door courtesy of Prismacolor 10% Cool Grey. There are many layers employed due to the subtle nature of the shadow areas. I still have more to add to the back wall and the door.
The room itself is dark and very dusty. It seems that it has been left “as-is” many years ago. It is indeed a fascinating place and a brilliant subject for artists!