Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Old Coot

 
This is a trial illo for a poem. I was surprised at what turned up on paper.
Sometimes I start with one person in mind and someone else turns up.

I haven't used graphite pencil in ages. The last time I did was here. And no wonder. Each time I use this wretched medium I keep thinking how much I dislike mediums with points. You have to know exactly what you want and you get exactly that. There are no surprises in store like what happens with charcoal. I finally ended up using the pencil like I do charcoal and that is when this strange personality emerged.

11 comments:

Rima said...

I love this drawing Priya!
And can identify with that using one medium like another thing.. think I always work like that!

pRiyA said...

Thank you Rima :)

mou said...

Hi Priya!
I have been following your blog for months now, you have an interesting perspective on a lot of things around. love your work! :)

i agree with you, so many times, you sit down to sketch somethig in mind, but the pen sketches away something else alltogether

pRiyA said...

Thank you mou, and hello!

Mridula said...

I love this drawing. It is superb.

pRiyA said...

Thanks! I presume this is Mridula Koshy?

Owen said...

But who on earth could he be, this old coot ??? Frankly, I think he looks a little shady, maybe even dangerous. I think he has done time in prison for counterfeiting money maybe. I'm not sure he has a very good diet, he's been eating too many fatty foods, also probably has breath that smells like strong garlic and munster cheese...
:-)

pRiyA said...

You have been very intuitive and insightful Owen. I think you have special powers. All that you've deduced about Old Coot is absolutely correct!

I love it when readers let their imagination get carried away by my pictures :) :)

hila said...

it's been ages since I've used graphite pencil - actually, ages since I've drawn at all, writing seems to consume my life these days. But your drawings make me miss it.

vineeta said...

Go, you're so good. Graphite or not, I love love the results, i love the precision the fine-ness & the detail. About the man, how fanstastically you have made him come alive. How you make me want to draw.

Karine said...

This is really an amazing drawing. Exquisitely rendered. He's a shifty old uncle...