Explorations in Drawing

Perhaps my favorite project--or one that is the most out of my comfort zone--for this semester was the second project I completed for my drawing class. I spent this semester exploring human faces morphed with prairie life forms as one monolithic form. The figures appeared to blend together in a way that makes them appear as if they’re one, but also fundamentally separate. Abstracted lines and marks surround the forms and seek to emphasize their connectedness.

I had initially planned to render these mostly in colored pencil; however, once I had my paper up on the wall working on it, I realized that I wanted thicker, heavily pigmented lines, so I switched to chalk pastel. These pieces are quite large--both 48" wide,



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