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John S. Dykes
May 2011
The Mod Quad
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Here is a scene I worked up from various photos I have taken, along with a few previous creations added in. I enjoy working in this style - which is ink on paper - applied with anything from pens to brushes, then assembled by way of machines.

I have a lot of photo reference I have taken over the years. Many times, I put off starting a new work - most of which is acrylic on board - because of time constraints. A more traditional technique such as painting with acrylic seems to require a bigger time commitment each time I prepare to paint. The process of starting with ink on paper is more spontaneous and direct. And the various stages of creation tends to be a liberating rather than stifling process. I have more of these started and look forward to releasing them from captivity soon.


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