Sunday, 21 December 2008
This is the story more or less finished apart from some tidying up... I tried out some new ideas and just let my instincts guide me and this is the result! I hope it looks good, personally speaking I'm satisfied with it, its the first time I've attempted something in this way, I've learned lots and hope to be able to do more of these short stories for the MA course. I got a bit carried away with this one but I can have a break now!
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!