Completed summer self portait project. Due to the lighting, the size, and the colour and texture of the paper it was done on (bad, 5ft3, off white, rough), it didn't photograph all that well, but i fiddled till it was as clear as it would go, and this is the result.
starting to put ideas and concepts together for the "Innsmouth" project idea. off to an admittedly confused start, think i've got some more ideas gathering to do and might also need to recover the book i gave away (sorry!). this is a figure i drew to be part of a larger scene which i've not yet quite worked out. didn't make the inner lines dotted on this like i usually do, which was a mistake i think.
this is a short video, tour i suppose, around my installation space. on the vimeo page itself there are also a few clearer fickr images of the various bits and pieces i made in situe. my mark was a merit in the end.
i need to find a better developing method next time, maybe an iron, or sticking it over the log fire next time it's going. the candle method is a little patchy, also the other two pictures i made set alight...
the petal i was working on broke apert a little as i did this (guilding), seems that although drying them out is a good idea if you are working onto them with ink, it makes this difficult if you're working with glue. i'm currently trying to press some more under weights so they'll be flat but not brittle.
i think i've finally gotten together in my head how my final project is going to go. so hopefully (and much to my audiances distress i'm sure) i'm going to be procrastinating a lot less over the next 2 months. i will do as i have here though, and give you the occational little tid-bit from what i'm doing, and maybe even some old bits and bobs i've got lying around but never put up. onward and forward!
(in celebration of my momentus doing of stuff, you may have this picture as a wallpaper if you ask.)
once again, i post something which is technically college work, and not procrastination at all. however, i've been doing a fair bit of stuff that is not what i'm meant to be doing rencently, and it's seriously starting to dig into things i really should be getting on with. my logic, if i post a little of this stuff, i might get on with a great deal more of it. this is a somewhat vague natural form, carved from the finest cuttlefish bone, or whatever the chalky layered stuff they're made out of is anyway.
One of two drawings I started today but didn't finish. As you can see, this started as a seated figure but, because I begun at about half 10 at night, when I couldn't get the legs to work I just cut them off. On the upside, for him, this means I've given this one a head to make up for it. I'll have a mull over what the rest of the scene might be and finish it in pen tomorrow. I shall be fixing that left hand though, which took a while to get right, before I realised it was on back to front.
pen on dried rose petal. the idea was that the lines look as if they are growing there, but i think i'm going to have to work on a more natural looking shape. this has ended up looking weirdly mocked up, in spite of me actually having drawn directly onto the petal.
possibly still, enjoy my not-in-the-least-melodramatic responce to this revelation. :( (the stange stuff at the bottom of the image there btw is "colour", which i have decided to try and play around with a little bit.)
first attempt at drawing with a dipping pen. fair few mistakes. turns out keeping the pen full isn't quite as important as keeping it clean. there are a few thick lines in this caused by fluff on the nib. i'll have a jay cloth on stand by next time. i'll see if i can dig out a "mapping nib" from the old bits and pieces i have kicking around also. (on the plus's i'm am chuffed with how the body shape worked out)
something doesn't satify me about this, maybe i'll try using the character in a drawing rather than just having him stand there, or maybe its the way i've rendered it. this is the rotaring again, which had come back to life thankfully. i should still buy and experiment with some dip pens though, i think i might prefer the line.
ACG is a full-time Illustration student, part-time gallery volunteer, and occasional writer on the only topic they could claim to have anything resembling an expertise in.
Resembling being the key word.