Having Faith

I have struggled these last few weeks of my first Semester on the MA, I’m not entirely sure why. More often than not it involves wrestling with the ugly spectre that is self-doubt. I have produced a lot more than I am including here, much of it is the product of a fairly exhausted mind. SoContinue reading “Having Faith”

Does it Tell A Story Now?

Here, for the first time ever, I have worked with a drawing done in-situ’ and used it to create an ‘illustration’. By that I mean a drawing that tells you something about the situation. I think this is a bit of a breakthrough moment for me and it’s soooo exciting!!

Drawing at The Curious Menagerie

Acting on something I’ve learnt on the MA, I arrived at the workshop and immediately began to do a few thumbnails. The idea was to get to know the space a little bit and to consider composition, this is the result: Then concious of time I thought l’d start a bigger, more ambitious drawing. WhenContinue reading “Drawing at The Curious Menagerie”

Drawing on Location 4

I went out to draw at Writtle duck pond. I hoped to get the opportunity to draw people, children and their adults especially, and ducks. I sort of got to do that, but it was cold. And you can tell – which just goes to show how the truth comes out through drawing. You canContinue reading “Drawing on Location 4”

Drawing on Location 3

I’m a little bit more on the look out for narrative, for the ‘story’ in what I am drawing. It’s no longer enough to just start drawing stuff, any stuff – I mean that’s fine and all – but I want to be a bit more selective. Sort out the really nice moments, interesting places,Continue reading “Drawing on Location 3”

Drawing on Location 2

An MA update: More drawing on location. I think I am getting better, because I have actually produced a couple of drawings that I like. They’re not amazing, but I am getting back into the swing of drawing both people and the environment they inhabit – and not just as two separate drawings… actually thatContinue reading “Drawing on Location 2”

Drawings in the Job Centre

It’s good to go to the job centre with the purpose of drawing. It takes my mind off the fact that I am actually going there to sign on. That’s the joy of ‘Zero Hours’ contracts but I mustn’t worry about that – I’m just going to the job centre to draw. Once a fortnight,Continue reading “Drawings in the Job Centre”

Drawing On Location 1

So the first project of my MA is to explore and discover our personal visual language by ‘observation and experiment’. The observation has to include the moving human figure in natural, everyday environments. That’s not how they choose to frame it, but that is more or less what it boils down to. I think thisContinue reading “Drawing On Location 1”