THE OLD MAN (Pen & Ink), 16” x 24”, 1971
This was one of my first pen and ink drawings. I was using the technique of ‘pointillism’ whereby the drawing is composed of individual dots of ink on the paper. You vary the tone on the image by using different sizes of the pens. I use Staedtler ink pens for my drawings.
The man takes his daily lunch break and escapes from his mudane work life by getting lost in his books.