"You must bring in all your drawing materials and a cardboard box". What was going to be done with the cardboard box, i had no idea, so i just bought in a very small shoebox. After doing series of drawings for the morning on Friday, we were then told to make a 3d sculpture out of our drawings. This exercise wasn't to showcase who was perfect at taking information and forming an exact replica of what was before us, but instead an exercise to see the way our thoughts developed around some drawings and how we would change a structure to fit with our own ideas. I ended up with a very obscure looking table that wouldn't stand up on itself; i added in a couple of objects myself and teamed it with a drawing in the background for effect. It didn't look brilliant, but you get the general jist of what i'm doing i think:
It's alright, but it's not great. I think my work with 3d here is done. All that was left to do for the day was to mission on up to Victoria with my Suitcase to then bus it home to see le boyf for the weekend, which was lovely lovely lovely. I would be returning the following Sunday evening.
Hello Freshers Week; Hello insanely painful Head. Despite hitting High Holborn on Sunday night for some serious alcohol intake and mingling, i made it into college for Monday morning to get on with my own ideas for Fine Art. I began by thinking i would illustrate some birds and put them infront of really busy areas, to contrast the freedom of the birds with the areas they would be featured in. Before i got onto doing this, i create some abstract watercolours on little sheets of paper which were originally going to be backgrounds, but before getting to a further stage of development, i thought i would try putting my bird illustrations on top of these abstract backgrounds; to my surprise, the outcome was actually really successful, and so i continued with this idea. I began to add oil paint on top of the acetate i was drawing on to, to create a lovely three-layered effect and to really bring something out of each of the images i was creating. By the end of Monday, i ended up with a series of five:
I don't know about what anyone else thinks, but i'm actually really happy with how these have turned out, and i think they go together very well. From here, i'm not sure exactly which way to go; shall i carry on making small series of these images? Or do i go onto other materials to paint onto, or other scales?
Tuesday soon comes around, and with other things to sort out, i can't quite make it into the studio to get on with work. However, i have plenty to work with at home, and i begin by creating more watercolour backgrounds. However, slightly boring as this is, i feel i need to venture out, and so today i've grabbed a couple of square canvases to put acetates on top of. Instead of focusing on just general illustration of birds, i decided i would look at bird anatomy to add a twist to my series. Photos up when canvases are finished. As for tonight, it's a drunken night down Rough Trade followed by my first shift of part-time work while up here in London... blaaah. Wish me luck.