Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mixed media

First I drew a lot of tiny details--soldiers, buildings, etc.--in pencil, as well as the lay of the land and the window which frames the scene. Then I used the pastel crayons and reheightened some of the pencil work.



Inspired by something a buddy and I used to do in 3rd grade while sitting quietly in the auditorium at L.O. Donald Elementary during Auditorium Class. First pencil; then fine-tip marker; then a bit of pastel crayon.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

A fine reconstruction of a seminal piece of Kennedy-era Cold War art!

Sheila said...

P.S. I like the combination of drawing and text -- and appreciate your having emailed me a larger version of the 'Cold War' plan. What is the legend written on the other sketch?

Cooper Renner said...

The writing on "War and Peace" says something like in which one soldier may stand for a regiment; a window for a whole city. Something like that. . . .

alek said...

and i appreciate the larger plan that sheila sent on to me
'tommy plans' this is great; are you going to explore the adult perspective of the child's flat world, because its a very worthy pursuit, meaning i'd really like to see