Through The Iris II (LD Butcher)
Pencil on Arches Paper
Why another eye? God there are many reasons..
I just love to draw them and I go back to them after each major work, it’s a bit like cleaning my pallet-my mind from one project to the next, it also let me know that I’m improving as an observer and draughtsman. My interest is the aging skin and the breadth of textures on the human face giving hints to a life lived.
Also I am drawing three eyes for a very important series of exhibits in 2013, this is the first of the three all are 16” x 16” which is very large. They will also answer a host of questions on drawing in this kind of scale for my plan is to draw a 72”x 72” face.
I used forty reference photos and a mirror to draw this image taking about 200 hours, although the time element is overrated, it takes what it takes. Thank you to Mr. Larry Butcher for agreeing to let me age you a bit.
Award winner “Through the Iris II” -Youngman Memorial Award Best in Drawing. Muskegon Art Museum all state juried exhibition. [link]
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