Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Over-Tired and Out of Practice

I'm trying to get better at drawing again. My standards have slipped since I kept missing life drawing sessions for one reason or another, but I'm trying to get back into the habit of it.

Also, I've never really mastered the tonal qualities of watercolours, and have been really inspired by David Mack's sketches lately, so I've been having a go at that too.

There are a few things wrong with this, but I thought it may get worse as I tried to make it better - that's often the case with life drawing!
(I did stupidly overpowering hair in ink, hence why the face has been cut out and stuck onto a fresh sketchbook page.)

I've also been spending time enjoying the peace of the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. I sat and happily drew for quite a while, listening to Jason Webley.

The following was a very enjoyable pencil scribble from Judith Duffey's knitted wonder, 'Sheep in Wolf's Clothing'.

ALSO - EXCITING NEWS FOR THE CONSEQUENCES COLLECTIVE! Our proposed group exhibition has been approved by Woodend Creative space in Scarborough so we shall hopefully be exhibiting there in the future.

Sunday, 18 July 2010


After watching that last animation several days after creating it, I've realised I can't continue with that and need to start again. But it was useful as a trial run and has helped me figure a few things out, especially as this is my first non-illustrated animation.

I cringe at the thought of the amount of work I have to do.... Handstitch and drawing projects for uni, projects for myself, hopes for a group exhibition....

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Here's what I've been up to...

This is a work in progress - there will be more stuff happening and some music. But it's essentially Amanda Palmer's face with some flowers growing around it, inspired by the creative freedom of her being dropped by her record label! There's a contest happening on creativeallies.com celebrating this theme - I don't think I can enter videos, but I'm going to enter a photograph of this setup once everything has fallen into place.

I've also been doing some voluntary work with Horse and Bamboo Theatre, which has been a lot of fun, particularly during the puppet festival last weekend. There were some really brilliant shows which have really inspired me to make things! So I am keeping myself busy, which is brilliant because it's so easy to become lazy.