THE ART OF PATIENCE
Many people may consider drawing as a simple series of lines. But the pencil is powerful, and when released to paper can become emotive, deep, wild, and break the boundaries of a singular mark.
The drawing to the left was done entirely with a drafting pencil and a touch of gold leafing.
Most of my works are done with 0.5MM and 0.7MM M301 mechanical drafting pencil.
While I enjoy drawing on any surface, I am especially fond of vintage paper. Some papers I employ are over 200 years old. Often I'll use century old once discarded book pages as a canvas for sketching and drawing.
The drawing to the right is done with drafting pencil, watercolor, and gold leaf on a book page from 1883 found in a discard bin at a Richmond, VA book store.
Cold press watercolor papers are supremely useful when doing large scale pieces that need to stand up to hours of erasing, heavy pencil work, and possibly metal leafing and watercolor as well.
The average 12 inch x 12 inch drawing can take anywhere between 20 and 50 hours minimum. This type of drawing is not for the faint of heart..
Time is as much a material as any other.