Here's a glimpse of my latest in-progress typewriter drawing. I'm so tickled to have the opportunity to make this drawing for so many reasons!
First, it is a commission for my dear friend Bart, whose stunning grandmother is the subject. Here's a little bit about her:
"My grandmother was a pretty cool lady. She headed to San Francisco by herself from Chicago sometime around when that photo was taken. She was from a small town in western Illinois so it was quite scandalous at the time. She even eloped with some guy she met out there, whose parents didn't approve and had the wedding annulled."
I'm also really excited to work small (relatively speaking)--this piece will be roughly 16 x 20 inches compared to its 82 x 86 inch siblings.
The last thing I'm so pumped about--I have such a heavy hand when it comes to drawing that, as the typed symbols become larger relative to the whole, this method can only allow me to work in a more impressionistic way. This is something that feels impossible for me to do with traditional drawing materials and my three ton hand. I can't wait to lose my mind in the floral pattern of her dress--not to mention when I get to the delicate capturing of her feminine, tangible pluck. Just look at that elbow--that is a tough broad. Wish me happy typing nightmares!