Deciding to start out with simple black and grey tones to explore the idea of atmospheric perspective and tonal gradation, I began with ink and a few pictures I took, a misty morning at the local shops and a few snow scenes I took in Bruges, Belgium. The snow in the air clouded the buildings in the background, lightning the tones as they faded into … Continue reading Pt 3, Pr 4, Ex 3 – Atmospheric pressure.
Walking around town and sketching the urban landscape was a trip down memory lane for me. Side streets, subways and urban decay is something I’ve always been drawn to. The stories of buildings once made for purpose that are left crumbling after their use is served is an interesting story of the growth of a city. The juxtaposition of street art, a contrast of … Continue reading Pt 3, Pr 5, Ex 1 Sketchbook of townscape drawings.
. One theme that I do like to explore is the idea of boarders, or taking the picture beyond the conventional square or rectangle canvas that we see so much in art. In this assignment I used a collage created from the bar I work at, representing a 360 degree panoramic using multiple viewpoint to create unbalanced perspective and some interesting scope of line and … Continue reading Part 2, Assignment 2 – ‘One For The Road.’
I approached this exercise to expand and explore how different materials can describe certain textures, surfaces and colours. I chose the still life objects to contrast with each other in colour and texture and put together a smooth, shiny, black worn leather boot, a hard, solid mottled grey pestle and mortar and a few soft, vibrant yellow bananas. Setting this on a blue towel as … Continue reading Pt 2, Pt 2, Ex 3 – experimenting with multi media.