Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I thought I did a fairly decent job of making "living lines" with this etegami of shiitake mushrooms. I found them in my refrigerator, and the way their stems curved this way and that made them appear as though they were dancing. So, for the accompanying words, I quoted a verse from the Bible: "go out to dance with the joyful." (Jeremiah 31:4) I find it difficult sometimes to judge how light or heavy a hand to use when coloring in a monochromatic subject. This time, at least, I managed not to ruin the drawing by filling it in too much.