Sketches

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Crash

 

Every few years I reread the book "Crash" by J.G. Ballard, one of my favourite authors. When I started out with this drawing I had no idea it would be a reference to that book. I just started drawing on the top left side with an underpass, and continued clockwise drawing without plan. Suddenly I found I had drawn "Crash" without realising it. It was a strange experience.
The drawing was made with my Lamy Accent fountainpen, but filled with chinese Hero ink (see linework version).
After that I waterbrushed the drawing, and even though Hero ink is not waterproof, it only bleeds to a limited amount: the lines are still clear. I did not use extra Chinese ink in the washes, just what came off from the linework.

15 comments:

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Waanzinnig, je voorstellingsvermogen.

Rene Fijten said...

Nou, niet overdrijven hoor. Maar het is leuk om te doen, dit soort tekeningen.

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Geweldige tekening Rene en leuk te lezen hoe die tot stand is gekomen!

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt Rodney, soms tekent een tekening zichzelf.

RobCarey said...

It's a fantastic illustration, Rene.

nico jamin said...

Echt heel bijzonder, maar vooral heel mooi. Mij dunkt, dat deze stijl om continuering vraagt.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Rob, it was funny, the drawing drew itself.
Ja Nico, het was een probeersel, maar smaakte inderdaad naar meer.

201169 said...

wow! c'est du dessin automatique! comme l'ecriture!

Rene Fijten said...

Oui pascal, c’était une expérience drôle.

liz said...

keigoed

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je wel Liz.

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

You drawing is actually a perfect illustration! I would not like to sit , however, in one of the cars you draw.

But the drawing is very good and nice use of the colors. I like it!

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Ludek, I wouldn't want to sit in them either.

Balaji said...

Wow! It is amazing how good you are on autopilot.

Rene Fijten said...

Yes, Autopilot is the word, I hadn't thought of that but it describes it nicely.