Is that another smudge drawing Dave?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the right leg of King Henry VIII’s suit of armour. (click)

Smudge Splash. 2019. Charcoal and pencil on nice paper about 22″ x 15″.

Yes, it is (a smudge drawing). I finished this one only a couple of days ago.
I didn’t mean these drawings to turn into a series, but as I take a finished one off the drawing board I like to clip a new sheet of paper in the empty space, just in case.
So, when I get up in the morning and wander through to the front room, to peer out of the window to check if anything startling had been going on in the street overnight, I might, as I walk past the drawing board with its blank inviting sheet, just pick up that small piece of rag, wrap it round my forefinger, dip it in the little box of charcoal dust, and…
Yes, that’s right, with these things the initial form of the image takes only a few carefree vigorous unthinking seconds to complete. All the careful and more intricate stuff with sharp pencils takes a bit more time and is spread out over the next few days.

What’s this one all about then Dave?
Well, you see, dear reader, the smudges are coming in, in a rather ramshackle fashion, from the upper right, and they are sort of stopping, and perhaps piling up, their dark energy spent, throwing off little discs and tiny dots low down to the left.
I think that just about sums it up, don’t you?

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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