Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cooking Miscellany



Just a couple of images left on the glass after a little mono printing session last week. I liked the compositions of these more than some of the prints I ended up with..! So I've taken them into Photoshop and had a little play about with colour/contrast and saturation..

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013

Theatre

At work I am building a Toy (paper) Theatre which will be used in a school's workshop to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday. Thought I'd like to share with you an image of the proscenium arch which I have been beavering away on. This is pre-colour and with an image yet to go in the semi-circle at the top. Personally, I'm thinking a bad-ass sailing-ship!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Sketchy Times

Sketch of one of my classmates napping..

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Big Draw

I was lucky enough to be able to host some workshops of my own for The Big Draw http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/

My workshops focussed on getting people to loosen up and be free with their line and expression without worrying too much about what the end result was going to turn out like. We mainly worked on plain wallpaper with cheap felt-tip pens.

See below for a few of the masterpieces people came up with.










Friday, 25 October 2013

Life Drawing Bonanza!


As a special treat for you, dear blog followers..

Here's a whole two life drawing scribbles..!

In my life drawing I've decided to dispense with careful pencil things and leap straight in with pen for a more definite and decisive start. I think it forces you to make bold and quick decisions. Drawing in pencil, or even painting can turn into something laborious and you work to perfect everything. It can feel like something is never finished if only you could tweak this, or that.. or start over completely.
With this class I like that you only have a limited amount of time for each piece- you have to be quick and bold. With this second more blue drawing I was on a wee roll but unfortunately the model was feeling so ill she had to leave.. I like that even something like that can become a constraint on your work.

Repeat Pattern

My first repeat pattern based on a book project I'm working on.