Sunday, 30 November 2008
I attend life-drawing classes in Bethnal Green on Monday evenings. Last week at the class the tutor asked us to make a few quick sketches with the hand you don't regularly use (for me that's the left). I was initially dubious about the idea but was really pleasantly surprised by the results. In many ways this technique helped me to draw more honestly, forcing me to record the forms I could see, not the forms that I thought I should see.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
This exhibition, curated by the Digital Arts students, is currently taking place at Wilson Road. The works I submitted are based on doodles I've made during the lectures. I thought it was a clever theme as looking round the hall on Wednesday mornings, it's what most people seem to be up to. There was actually someone knitting this morning!
This is my submission for the 'C is for Camberwell' alphabet project organised in college. The entire alphabet can be viewed online:
Here are a couple of shots I took along the Thames path in Greenwich last week. I'm really interested how the silhouettes of the man-made and natural world mingle and combine. It's a pretty fascinating part of the city, with many signposts to London's industrial past. Traveling through Canary Wharf on my way home seemed to heighten this sense of a disappearing past. Taking the DLR from Greenwich felt a bit like fast-forwarding into the future.
This exhibition was curated by the illustration students and is the first in a series of MA pathway exhibitions at Wilson Road. The theme of the exhibition was 'cover'. This could be interpreted as literally or as loosely as one wished. I picked beards (covering the face) as a theme for my submission. After some online research I learned that there are quite a lot of different types of weird and wonderful beards out there! The final pieces are a combination of letterpress, drawing and embroidery.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Eeek...where to start? I'm new to the world of blogging, so it'll take me a bit of time to get warmed up. I've sort have cajoled into starting this blog at college. So after much mental arm-twisting I've decided to give it a go. Nobody really reads these things anyway! (do they?) It's going to be a sort of virtual drawer where I can collect and store things which I find interesting, influential or relevant to my illustration work and research.