Pool of Possibilities

Pool-of-Possibilities2_web Pen and ink on high bond paper 17″x22″

The easy part of this type rendering is no one can tell if you get it wrong, unlike a portrait or even still life of a bowl of fruit.  The hard part is less obvious; it is difficult to render an image that has never been seen before so it must carry enough information to tell its own story.  There is little room for sloppy pen work as it will detract from telling that story. Unlike abstract or stylized work in other mediums, pen and ink has a very strong line personality and must be either extremely loose, or extremely tight to carry off an idea image.  Once you have decided what is being rendered, and chosen a loose or tight rendering style, it must be followed throughout without mixing styles.  If done well, no one will notice any of this – they just see the idea and the image as art.  Hopefully that is what is here.




2 thoughts on “Pool of Possibilities

  1. Steven McCabe

    This is a spectacular ink drawing! The techniques you are using could be applied to any theme, or subject matter, and it would appear like a metaphysical interpretation. Really beautiful details and movement!

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Well thank you very much, I can appreciate that you took time to actually look at it as art rather than as a graphic image. Visited your site and understood why. You have a most unusual and delightful application to telling your postings, and you also could use your style to apply to any theme or subject matter. this is good


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