drawing at gortinure, near new buildings, derry, countylondonderry,river foyle behind us, Northern Ireland by Julius,Guzy

View at Gortinure near New Buildings, south east of Derry, county Londonderry, 25th January 2007, indian ink and pencil, 29 x 21 cm

drawing at gortinure, near new buildings, derry, countylondonderry,river foyle behind us, Northern Ireland by Julius,Guzy

Detail of view at Gortinure, near Derry

This is a drawing I'm very pleased with. For the first time I feel I am getting closer to where I want to get in my drawing. Among the earliest examples of where this approach was taking me were Agharahan on the slopes of Crunthelagh and view of Altnaheglish but it was not untill I drew Tievebuilliagh that I realised there was real potential in this approach: to combine tone with the definition of slope, best realised in my October 2006 self portrait and now the realisation of the mist of branches in spring which seemed to defy the ability simultaneously to replicate tonally, texturally and now voluminously. It was unfortunate in this respect that the technique was hard to use in situations such as drawing people in Tinneys bar (aka Tinney's Bar) where they are talking, laughing and otherwise leaping about.

Sorry, the original of this drawing is no longer available.


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