Saturday, August 04, 2007

Something Old and Something New

The other day I was cleaning out some stuff in my office and came across this scratchboard project I did in high school. I thought I would post it for those interested in that media. As you can see it has aged - yellowed a bit and has cracked in a few places - need to take better care of it from now on.

Below is a drawing of Richard Serra, done from his photo in the Washington Post last week. They had an article on an exhibition at MoMA of his sculptures.

5 comments:

suzanne said...

Zeke- Thank you so much for the recognition on the EDM message board. This means a great deal to me!

I'm really taken back by the piece you did in highschool....when I first glanced at it, prior to reading your explanation, I thought for certain that it was something created digitally. The purness of the colors and lines is incredible. I love it!

No wonder you've saved it...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hi Zeke, and like Suzanne I'd like to say thanks for the recognition too.
I've never really heard of scratchboard - what does it involve. It's an amazing piece - the lines are stunning.

Ujwala said...

It's beautiful. I've done a few digital ones but even in those I havent got the detailing that you've got in yours. outstanding work.

juj said...

Usually when you see a scratchboard piece it is all about the texture - rough, more like a linocut - but yours is so subtle, more like a delicate etching. It's really beautiful - it has a Rennisance quality. And I love the subject matter. It's interesting to see how it has deteriorated with age too, but it really seems to add to the mood.

phthaloblu said...

That scratchboard piece is just stunning! Love the sketch below it, too, but I'm astounded by that first one. What a great subject, too, it just fits perfectly in with the medium. I remember doing those in highschool, too. I was just telling my kids about them and about how in elementary school we would make our own. Amazing talent! Glad you're back to posting.