Salubrious (favourable to or promoting health) The passage is anything but salubrious. It lies just off Wind Street, which at night becomes a scene of true Bacchanalian mayhem. This homeless man was sitting, drinking at about 10 in the morning. Taking it easy in the relative quiet of this darkened retreat.
I draw my home town warts and all. I believe truth is more important that beauty and that artists shouldn't shy away from recording the less pleasant aspects of life. Everyone you meet has a story and the more tragic the circumstances the more compelling the story in many case.
This drawing uses a mix of media. For the transferred image I print out one of my digital photographs on an inkjet printer, place it face down onto a fine quality, heavyweight artpaper, soak the back in nail varnish remover and quickly pass it through an etching press. This pulls the pigments out of one paper and into the other, diffusing and mixing them as it does so. The effect throws up unexpected and sometimes spectacular combinations of colours. I then use fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens for the line work.
Transfer print and fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens