This was a first.
This was the first 100 Drawings drawing that was commissioned by someone. Not so much in directing content, so much as “hey, I wanna buy your next of 100 Drawings”. The buyer wanted something for his artist sketchbook, which he is apparently filling up with the work of several artists he likes. After a series of emails, arrangements were made, the paper was shipped, and I got started.
This one was definitely fun. You may recall I’ve been yammering about getting back to basics and make 100 Drawings actually about DRAWINGS. Well, this was my chance. Since the paper was from the buyer’s sketchbook, it wouldn’t be able to handle heavy acrylic buildup, so I had to stay relatively simple. Of course, I hit a point where the drawing was just screaming for more color, so I broke out the watercolors and gouache. The result was Pony on My Mind. The title actually refers to how much the word “pony” has come into my daily language, I’m sure much to the dismay of my wife. The dog has become “puppy pony”, the cat “kitten pony”. I can’t explain it.
I think I may have said too much. Enjoy!
Pony On My Mind
Ink, watercolor and gouache on paper. 8.75″ x 12″ (2011)
Number 23 of 100 Drawings.