I L L U S T R A T I O N S & P R I N T S
john rodak art
I am always amazed as to what comes out of my pen and onto the paper each time I sit down to draw. The pointillist style I use is an excellent technique in which to capture the blacks, whites and gray shadings in-between. The subject matter I select serves two goals: first, the image / idea has to challenge how I use my drawing style for that project. There are details, shadings, contrasts, reflections, etc., that need to be considered as the work progresses. Second, and even more important, is that image / idea has to challenge the viewer. I most often use statuary and structures as my focus. These represent a dignity in their existence, a resilience to the passing of time, and, their importance to the people and communities they are found in even though they may have sadly fallen into neglect, specially in this modern day of immediate satisfaction.