Monday, 15 December 2008

This is a recent one, it is a composite of drawings in my visual diary put together on one page. This was done for an exhibition among MA students at Camberwell called "Drawing a Lecture." The idea was to exhibit work done while attending the Wednesday morning lectures, to see what people were actually focussing on when they should have been paying attention to the speakers! Well, you can't blame people for doodling when the lectures started so early and were not always that relevant... I got very used to drawing people's hairstyles. Without these lectures, my journal would still be half empty.
I sketched this flamingo skull in a Brighton museum. There's something weird about sitting in a museum for ages surrounded by skeletons and animal skins, and the smell of decay... Still, this is an amazing structure and good fun to draw even though at the time there were loads of kids on school holidays making it harder to concentrate! It's good practise, getting used to drawing while other people are around. Previously, I found it hard to do that, but I'm learning to be less self-conscious and just lose myself in my work. I love drawing skulls and skeletons!