Saturday, 13 November 2010


Here is my etching plate and several of the etchings I produced from it. It was my first try at the process and I was really pleased with the results. The image is from the same photo I worked on for Rob's recreation workshop. It's just a slightly more refined and considered version. Even though etching is such a lengthy process it was worth it in the end, as it seems to lend well to the work I make. I'm really excited about continuing with it and experimenting with many colours and images.

Workshop drawings- music and films.

Here are the most of the drawings I produced for Geoff and Jim's drawing to music workshop. Having the choice to either work figuratively or abstractly, I made the decision to draw as free as possible. I just allowed the music to influence the marks I made. It was pretty fun, I think I may have been too free though, they're a bit mental.

Next was the drawing from film workshop. It was both recording from moving image and stills, looking particularly at the environment. Great selection including; Brazil, The Assassination of Jesse James, 2001, Manhattan, Fear and Loathing and Paris, Texas. All chosen for their specific visual languages. Drawing from the moving image was definitely a challenge, but it helped that they're all incredible films. I felt slightly too excited at many moments.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Drawing Process Workshops with Anne and Roberto.

Here's are my drawings from todays workshops, they were both aiming to get us to think into the process of drawing. Anne's was focused on how mark making can be used as a communicative tool. Mine got pretty mental by the end was good though.
Then for Rob's workshop we had to create the same chosen image many times, with specific materials and such. Was a good exercise for quick working and decision making. Both were really useful for experimentation and the practice of taking risks. Woo.