Red Drip

I like the delicate squiggles, the spacing and the light cross hatching in this sketch. It has a coincidental resemblance of a Joan Miró composition. But Miró planned his work.

I did not plan the visual look of this drawing but rather followed a manual procedure. My process was to create a uniform spacing of irregular lines. If I had continued the drawing to its natural limit, the entire paper would be a field of gray, or entirely black.  I cross hatched along some of the curved lines, varying directions, creating different planar surfaces.

The final flourish was filling in a tear-drop shaped form with red.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Red Drip

Red Drip
5.5″x8.5″ 138# Mix Media Paper


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