29 Sep 10 by Hillel Kagan
For years I've kept a box where I throw drawings and sketches. Sometimes I'll do these things to work out a composition in advance, or sometimes during the painting process, if I run into trouble, a small study of some component or other is helpful. At times I might make some drawings to determine if I want to proceed with a painting idea and then decide against it. Other times I just may do some drawing to loosen up for the painting process itself. In any case I was going through this box and decided to document the material. Usually pencil on scraps of paper, I don't consider these things to be works of art in themselves but since they are, or at least at various times have been part of my process, I thought it may be of interest for some of you If I posted the scraps I've found that connect to some of the work in my AP portfolio. Follow the links to the images of the finalized paintings.

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Preparatory drawing for Runners

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings
Preparatory drawing for Front Room Large

Scrap for Front Room Large
https://artprocess.com/kagan#706

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing Study for Bertha and Joseph

Scrap for Study of Bertha and Joseph
https://artprocess.com/kagan#794

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings
Preparatory drawing for Confined Figure II

Scrap for Confined Figure II
https://artprocess.com/kagan#800

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Staircase and Figures

Scrap for Staircase and Figures
https://artprocess.com/kagan#708

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Wrestlers in Foyer

Scrap for Wrestlers in Foyer
https://artprocess.com/kagan#689

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Fallen Figures

Scrap for Fallen Figures
https://artprocess.com/kagan#707

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for The Staircase

Scrap for The Staircase
https://artprocess.com/kagan#1748

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for The Staircase

https://artprocess.com/kagan#1748

Interestingly, after all the work I put into studying the figure descending the stairs, in the end I didn't like it and drastically turned it into a kind of self portrait ascending the stairs. It seemed more correct and enigmatic.

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Photo Opportunity

Scrap for Photo Opportunity
https://artprocess.com/kagan#709

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Arcade

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Spent Figures & Study 1

Scrap for Spent Figures
https://artprocess.com/kagan#4816
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Scrap for Study 1
https://artprocess.com/kagan#5780

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for Ennui

Scraps of Paper and Drawings For Paintings

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Preparatory drawing for 2 Figures & 1/3

Scrap for 2 Figures & 1/3
https://artprocess.com/kagan#5784