Bruce Lee
I must have drawn Bruce a hundred times. Endless
anatomy lessons are the result of continuous study. The
part of my work in progress here is the graphite blending
technique. Using cold press meant that you have a
"rough" grain on your drawing surface. This grain has
advantages and disadvantages. The advantage I
received from it was the way it would allow graphite to
work as a powder. A soft smudge will smear the
graphite in a uniform blend. Then it just becomes a
matter of lights and darks, or more or less graphite. At
this point I had started the Academy and my focus was
on space. A non linear point of view where lines become
3 dimensional separations of space rather than just
objects sitting on top of each other.
Graphite on illustration Board
1984.