Calligraphy and Drawings by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, CA, 2013
5.5 x 7.5 inches, 36 pages
The pages of the April 2014 book are made up of pen drawings and water color shapes. The drawings, again, all made at Caffe Puccini, were done first, with the water colors added later at home in the studio. The over-riding interest with both drawing and with the water color additions is a concern for the composition of the page and relationships between the figures. The white of the page created by the water color shapes is as important as the shapes themselves. While it is nice when a person that I am drawing is recognizable, that is not my focus or objective. I am happy enough when the result is merely recognizable as a human. Beyond that I look to create a rhythmical relationship between shapes, values, and in the case of this month, the colors.