|Pencil, watercolour and Photoshop|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
|Rudy Burckhardt - 34th St, 1978|
|Rudy Burckhardt - De Kooning Studio 1, 1950|
|Vivian Maier - Untitled, 1953|
|Alfred Eisenstaedt - Puppet show the moment a dragon in slain, Paris 1963|
|Ed van der Elksen - Teenagers, Amsterdam, 1966|
|Ed van der Elksen - Ed van der Elksen, 1983|
|Ed van der Elksen - Dogs in Seine, 1950|
|Garry Winogrand - Rhinos, Bronx Zoo, 1963|
Sunday, April 14, 2013
It has been a rainy Autumn afternoon and very conducive to drawing. I enjoyed a few hours creating the images below - variations on the the theme of One in the hand. The nests are made of layered sketches of my own hands. They are like soft bowls.
In the most exciting of news, I will be going to New York City in July as a Summer Resident at the School of Visual Arts! I'll be doing a 5-week Illustration Intensive followed by a week of travelling in California. What can I say? It really is hard to imagine the fun and excitement of the trip when sitting on the couch in Brunswick, but I am absolutely thrilled about it.
I'll post more about the trip in the next few weeks!!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I have been refreshing the work on my website, which has been a whole lot of fun. I will continue to post more images over the next few weeks, especially in the sketchbook section, where the two pieces below now live. These ones were done with Copic markers, pencil and graphite.
I was actually inspired to create these images by the work of American illustrator Bryce Wymer who has these fantastic time-lapse videos showing the start-to-finish of him working on a sketchbook page. He is so free about it all, layering colours, using paints then markers, wiping out whole sections only to cover them with new images altogether. One thing I struggle with in my work is completing images - filling pages with colour and detail. I tend to be too careful - once I have something down that I am happy with, I become so precious that I often opt for space over adding more detail. Bryce has helped me get over that. For now at least...
The drawing below is from last Sunday at Princes Hill. I love compressed poses like this one where there is so much information in a tight space. I'm really happy with the drawing - especially her knees.
Apparently it is Autumn. Have you heard that too? The plants are confused and so am I. I spent both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the pool and tomorrow have been going to sleep with the fan on at night.
Summer is hanging on.