Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colombian Carving


Stephen King compares the process of writing to digging up a fossil.  You use your writing to dig around an idea, and eventually your story is revealed. I'm fascinated by stone carvings, so I decided to draw this ancient sculpture from San Agustin, Colombia. I had fun building up the textures with dry brush, which eventually brought out the details. It wasn't until I completed the drawing that I noticed the prominent phallic symbol on this guy! Drawing reveals some potent surprises.