Sometimes when I am drawing in public I am privileged to witness moments of great warmth and tenderness. If I was taking photos when this scene was happening I would almost certainly have been confronted and quite angrily at that. People are more trusting of a pen than a camera. As I was having lunch, I noticed this woman sitting with her baby enjoying a moment of closeness with her baby. The simplest of pleasures in an increasingly complicated world.
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