Sunday, August 31, 2008

Disciples House (Corvallis)



I have been wanting to draw a caricature of the Disciples House in Corvallis for some time. This is the result. Initially I did a pencil sketch and followed this with ink and felt pen for values.

I appreciate all the comments I received about this drawing. The best one is from Rock Kryndl...

"It speaks to what discipleship in the 21st century is actually like: contrasting values with lots of grey areas, challenged foundations, obscured windows, circuitous paths for venting fire, and wonky but lovable structure integrity."

That's exactly what I had in mind (I wish).



9 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

so that is where the art capitol is hiding. nice drawing

Sandi said...

I really like this drawing. Terrific! What character! It is one step down the road from some of your other work, some of which was hinting it wanted to go this way. You could quite easily push it one more step if you wanted.

Douglas said...

Fantastic sketch. Great value changes and concept. Keep pushing this style, maybe adding some color as you progress.

Monette Satterfield said...

This is so interesting! It's a great marriage of the solidity of a structure with the gesture of a living thing. Continue in this direction - you're really on to something.

Anetka said...

this sketch is just awesome, great idea!!!

Rock Kyndl said...

Really great drawing. There is alot to it.
It speaks to what discipleship in the 21st century is actually like: contrasting values with lots of grey areas, challenged foundations, obscured windows, circuitous paths for venting fire, and wonky but lovable structure integrity.
You are definitely onto something.

Barbara Weeks said...

I love this. It reminds me a little of the New Orleans artist Michalopoulos.

Judybec said...

What an interesting drawing! I love the distortion here.

Sue said...

This is great! It looks ready to morph into a different shape altogether-maybe a house, maybe not.