I am exploring a drawing process I describe as a reverse drawing method: I drew subjects in reverse or as a negative, making darks light and lights, dark.  Inverted, shadows and light become radically changed. Resulting images emerge as abstractions as well as representational diptychs, presenting an original negative image alongside a reversal positive image of the original subject

The Artist Part #2
2019
Digital Print
54" x 57"

This is an inverted print of the negative drawing titled "The Artist Part #1"

In the original drawing I draw lights as darks and darks as lights. When the final image is scanned, inverted and printed the print reveals the original subject. In this case it was me wearing a pair crazy galles I crafted from the same graphite pencils I use in my drawings.

The Artist Part #1
2019
Graphite on Mylar
54" x 57"
This is original of the negative drawing titled "The Artist Part #1"
In the original drawing I draw lights as darks and darks as lights. When the final image is scanned, inverted and printed the print reveals the original subject as you will see in "The Artist Part #2". In this case it was me wearing a pair crazy galles I crafted from the same graphite pencils I use in my drawings.
Enlightenment Chakra Dog
2015
Graphite on Mylar
30" x 36"

Negative drawing from a collectors collection. The drawing is an experimental negative process where lights are darks and darks are light. When finished the final drawing is scanned and inverted and printed and becomes the positive image

Ego Chakra Dog
2015
Digital print
30" x 36"

This is the direct inversion of the Enlightenment Chakra dog. The drawing is an experimental negative process where lights are darks and darks are light. When finished the final drawing is scanned and inverted and printed and becomes the positive image

Duet #2 Negative Drawing
2014
Graphite on Myalr
12" x 36"
This is a negative drawing of a collectors work. I draw the image inverted, like a film negative. When the finished work is scanned and reversed you get a positive representation of the original object.
Duet #2 (Reversal image of original Negative Drawing)
2014
GiClée on Mylar
12" x 36"
This is the reversal image of the original drawing. The process of drawing as a reversal seems to give me more depth and contrast then when I draw with a normal positive approach.