I rarely ever ‘bin’ drawings that I consider a failure. It has to be bad to go in the re-cycling bin. No matter how ‘sound’ one’s planning is, there will be occasions when things don’t go right. If this occurs, I put the drawing in question away and look at it after a week or two and try to rectify it.
Something else I have done in the past and that was to cut out small sections from some of my less successful work. This has resulted in small drawings around 15 x 11 cm in size, not officially a ‘miniature (100 cm sq), but small enough to be seen as a ‘valid’ drawing.
Today’s featured drawings were completed about 25 years ago, and as ‘smaller’ works, have taken on a character of their own.
Monday: Some small pastels from rejected work.