Mississhippi's Madness

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Grandpa’s Tools, No.2 – Charcoal work in progress


Started sketching a new A2 size charcoal drawing today. Last year in TAFE we did a drawing exercise inspired by Jim Dine and his series of tool drawings. I was very taken with the idea and as I have access to some lovely old tools, I’ve decided to have another go.

This is a bit more complex than last time (I just drew three tools) but thought it was worth playing with. After spending quite a bit of time on composition, and I managed to get a quick sketch completed of the tools. There are a few lines to straighten and a few other bits and pieces to fix but that will happen as I continue.  A lot more work to be done, but the next part is the fun part… getting all the light and shade in.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

4 thoughts on “Grandpa’s Tools, No.2 – Charcoal work in progress

  1. Beautifully graphic piece – the charcoal suits your subject perfectly!

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