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Michael Hughes
Indialantic , Florida - United States
Drawings - Other/Misc.

“Draw with your arm” was something my teacher told me over and over again. It taught me to handle my pencil in the same way one would handle a brush to canvas. It allowed me to bring the same kind of energy to pencil work that one would bring to a painting.
Using Faber-Cassell graphite pencils and color polychromes on a variety of cold press papers and boards my work is a build up of graphite layers to create texture, translucency and depth. As pencil is layered it creates it’s own definitions of shape and pattern and thus there are no lines in my drawings, they simply become - and yet they are all lines.
Starting always outdoors my sketches are intended to capture an instant and become the basis for an exploration of technique. Most times I will do several sketch impressions all from one vantage point. There is no challenge to finding subject matter. Everywhere I turn there is a drawing waiting to be captured and manipulated into layers of pencil and tonal studies that offer...
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