Saturday, January 21, 2012

at a bus stop-ball point pen.Concetta Flore

I love ambiguity when it's the choice of style or technique that determines it.
This quick sketch of the trunk of a prunus (in poor health) and the light pole next to it, with all its rust and writings and traces of scotch from past notes, makes these two , the living and the dead, the natural and the artifact, look rather similar, doesn't it?


  1. Amazing that you managed such detail and gradients with a ballpoint pen! Interesting observation too.

    1. Sheryl, ball point pens allow great detail and good shading, provided they don't make those little blotches of sticky ink that ruin everything.

  2. Oh, how the contrast and similarity...

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  4. Good job! I like the juxtaposition of the two. Well observed.


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