MICHAEL V. LAS CASAS
I am an artist. I look at the world with a different view than others, I try to translate those thoughts, those feelings those moments into my works. If I told you everything I wanted to say about a piece, I would be robbing you of your own self-identity. I have been creating art since I was a child, often getting into trouble for not doing what I was "supposed" to be doing, because I was doing what I could not deny within myself, but then, I guess, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing after all, and still am. I often get asked; "What is your favorite medium?" I don't have a favorite, that's not what it is about, it's about creating art, however I choose to create it, with whatever I feel will translate my creation the best way possible. I am an artist, I am an art instructor, and I am a human being. My "credentials"? I have pencils and paper.
PEN & INK
When using the traditional Pen "NIB" and India ink, remember to dab your pen on a piece of paper towel or tissue after you dip it into the ink bottle to remove the excess ink on the back side of the "nib".
Below is the 1st class exercise of drawing lines, hatching, cross hatching and stippling. Also included is what I call "Patchwork Hatching"....