|Christ As Horse Rider, 14 X 18, Ink, inquire here for print.|
The third of the Hittite Triptych was sold to the artist Jill Dodson, an equestrian, equestrian portrait and plein aire painter. She admired the movement of all that horseflesh, and wanted to know where I studied horse anatomy. Horse anatomy? Where do you study that? I pled ignorance as usual. Something tells me Casey's going to say, "Stop whining already and just call it a diptych".
Anyway, the image emerged from rapid scribbling--whole arm movements--gesturals. I used a rolling writer because, well, the ink could fly out of it fast enough. Many times in this kind of drawing I would actually wear the ball down and part of the pen tip by shear abrasion. The ink would run out and the resulting friction would cause this. The fouling effects are made with charcoal dust and an eraser.