Strathmore selected some of my work to be printed on the cover of their 400 Series Charcoal drawing pads. To mark the occasion they also did a small interview with me on their website. Here’s an excerpt:
How did you interpret using the Strathmore Thistle for the pad cover artwork? Anything else you’d like to share about your piece?
I used the thistle as part of a plant motif that frames my portrait of the artist, Marcel Duchamp, and one of his artworks, and ties the drawing together.
How did the Strathmore paper you used for the project affect your drawing (or painting) techniques?
The paper’s tooth set up a wonderful texture for the charcoal, which I allowed to show through. I use Strathmore bristol plate when I draw with pencil because of it’s smooth surface, but the charcoal paper was perfect for exploiting the effects of this particular medium.
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