'The place where inspiration hits the page running... A sketchbook to fail and reflect on my work and my process'

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

and more diary entries...

I like these ones recently.. I didn't have time to do them so I've done them from memory...

Monday, 17 January 2011

more collography and moving the bears forward...

These images are going somewhere with more of a narrative feel to them which is encouraging. They are becoming more substantial in there composition and content. I really like the way they are going and it makes me want to go out and sketch more. I did some more collographs of these today and will post them when they dry.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

today I have been drawings bears!

Today I was going to go to the zoo in Dartmoor but decided it was just too much on the budget and I thought I'd see how it turned out when I was drawing them from the iplayer. There was a program on black bears which was great so I decided to use that. It wasn't at exciting as being at the zoo but before spending money on travel etc i thought I'd see if bears were the way forward. Funnily enough I realised that using a program that someone else has choreographed meant that my choice of poses etc was limited. I did have to pause the images as they cut to trees or another scene all the time, which wasn't ideal. But after doing them and scanning them in I really liked the results still... I realised that it's shapes that the animal, object makes that I like. here's the results. I didn't like them so much immediately but now I've scanned them in and reduced them in size, I do and feel that there's something there to move forward with.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

more diary entries

here are some more diary entries...we had a couple of dogs attack Bobo so it was actually good to put something in that wasn't quite so sweet. I'm really getting a lot out of doing the diary but I don;t really know what yet. I'm enjoying the immediacy of this still and feel compelled to continue so watch this space. I am still putting off going to a zoo, so I really need to get that sorted.

Monday, 3 January 2011

I did some college work today

I did some college work today. Writing up everything I've done so far, as back to it tomorrow! But after I did the cabinet I did some more furniture! just slowly building a library of images I can go back to and use later, when I have a whole host of ideas and images to chose from. Anyway here they are... and the last couple of diary entries.