July 22, 2013

Ducks and Bones in Black and White

In my latest amalgamated drawing, I combined my studies of bones and birds. Both sketches were originally made in a natural history museum. I simply cut out the images of the bones as well as the bones and played at combining them in different ways to make rather surreal compositions. I liked how the duck’s undulating shapes echoed the curves of one of the bones so I made a drawing in black, grey and white pastels pairing them up. I then noticed that my cut out template of the duck, when turned over, would fit inside the bone so I used this to make a mirror image. I rendered this mirror image paler than his counterpart to create a fossil, or ghost-like impression.

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