Beneath – Exploration Drawing WIP

I’m working on an “exploration” drawing. My explorations begin with a feeling or meaning and I keep drawing until I find it on the paper. In this one, I’m looking for the feeling in this series of words:

under>beneath>shelter >protected >insulated

I’m not sure where the desire to draw “under” or “beneath” came from, but it had been floating around in my mind, in one form or another, for a few weeks. I’d sketched a sprouted bulb shape over and over again without knowing why until I saw it emerge in this drawing.

In addition to exploring a feeling, this drawing works with spaces and shapes. It feels very physical when I pull the drawing out of the paper with highlights and push it back in again with shadows. Drawing like this makes me feel in tune. With everything.


WIP = Work In Progress

There’s no image of this piece to show you because I don’t have a scanner at the moment. (I’m working on that.)

It may be that I don’t have a scanner because many things about this drawing are unclear, and showing it to you would make me feel vulnerable.  (I’m working on that too.)

About Carol

I'm an artist, an accidental author, and lover of life. I grew up in Yorktown, Indiana, and I've been writing (and drawing) this website since 1999.
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