It’s not as daunting as it seems. It just takes a little preparation, a little time, and a bit more patience. The patience part coming at the end of the process when the paper is layered and you are painstakingly peeling it off the board with the most delicate of digits and making sure it doesn’t rip or tear, or you don’t loose your cool … Continue reading Hand Made Paper
An interesting concept is the fact that even though we perceive and accept the object we see in front of us as recognisable things, a plant pot, your friend, a building etc, it’s usually only when you try and draw something in extreme perspective, close up, or from different angles, that you realise just how different the object looks. Sometimes even unrecognisable. There are a … Continue reading Changing Views – a look at interiors and multi perspective
Being my first attempt at this, please don’t laugh or poke fun! Just thought it might be helpful for reference if anyone is interested. Not only was it great fun to do, but I found myself being more creative on the pages as well as making the book. There was something about the personalised colours and textures of the random sized pages that got my … Continue reading Home Made Sketchbooks, (step by step) with coptic binding.
Exposing the scaffold. There is something about a finished picture that to me seems….well, unfinished. Not in its completeness, but in its capacity. A building may look impressive, but the appreciation of the fundamental skill that was involved in the whole process is lost in obscurity, covered by a gleaming exterior, poor Wren collecting all his thoughts and experiences of life to erect his domes, … Continue reading The (Un)Whole picture (in progress)
What a word says and what it is intended to mean can be a bit of a grey area when it comes to human speech. When a dog, or a cat, or a grizzly bear is angry, it tends to make itself clear. As is the same when they are complacent, happy or tired. Humans on the other hand tend to complicate language to portray … Continue reading A look between the lines. (In progress)
Temporary Drawings. This was a warm up exercise to gear my perception into seeing lines as something more than just a mark on paper. Fleeting lines are all around us and can be permanent, semi permanent, or just a brief glimpse in time. To tackle this I looked mainly to nature and how I could manipulate it to create lines and patterns. Guided by the … Continue reading Pt 1, Ex 1 – Temporary Drawings. Lights, camera, paint and action!