I have recently been exploring an intuitive painting process developed by Deborah Koff-Chapin called "Touch Drawing" - which you can learn about here. As I'm learning it, I am also finding my own approach to the process...and that is, I like to add color to my drawings. Color has always been a prevalent and important element in my artwork, so I'm not surprised that I feel pulled in that direction.
The initial drawings are done in rapid succession and laid aside for further review and contemplation. After choosing one drawing to work with, I begin to add color, all the while listening to what the picture is telling me. It's a bit like dream work, in that one image...or even part of an image has multiple layers of meaning. Today I wanted to try and document my process from the initial touch drawing to the completed piece.
My touch drawing is done on tracing paper which I then mounted onto foam core.
I used alcohol inks to color in the face.
Slowly adding more color...
Details becoming more defined...until my drawing feels complete.
Touch Drawing #2 (Stacy Wills, 2014)
mixed media on tracing paper