Lady’s Back

I had learnt a lot whilst taking my Life Drawing class and wanted to extend my learning in my spare time. After class I would experiment with papers and textures of which I wouldn’t whilst I was there and to also try and help develop my discovery for my own style.

This is done on plastic sheets with a coloured tint and a black, thin marker pen.

These 2 sheets are layered on top of one and other the incorporate the outline and shadows from the mark making. I enjoy these pieces both apart and together as it shows simplicity but also detail; I also found that I very much enjoyed working with marker and felt tips as a result of this piece.img_1914

Advertisements

bags

These are a couple of a few bags I have designed and made for my current project of waste and food.
One is inspired by the artist John Chirstie, who is a clear influence on style, and presents the natural colours and beauty of characteristics in grown, untampered food.
The other of an original idea of how we ruin and tear apart what is perfectly good; the bags I create have a meaning whether it be through typography or imagery.
These are both done with ‘Inktense’ Ink pencils which are activiated by water and stain the fabric to ensure the safety of what I paint and draw with them.
I enjoy coming up with these ideas and creating them on canvas bags which can be used and I could potentially use a target market to create a little profit for my art whilst also raising awareness.
img_1943

Biro Studies

These are some organised studies where I used brio pen to create shadows and highlights across peices of home grown fruit and veg and store bought, also. I assembled the food this way to create a different aproach to observational drawings; this made it interesting to both draw and look at.

I really like these pieces and feel this is building my skills and current project up with detailed drawings and practise on skill before experiments.

Organic Studies

I started my project with exploring and developing studies of organic and real produce and nature. I was fascinated to find out the multiple ingredients that were composed into one meal or snack. As an audience, we only discover what is advertised to us rather than seeing for ourselves what really goes into making what we eat.

I used natural resources as a focus point for experimenting with a range or media; this is because It was simple enough to replicate to show a contrast between these medias but detailed enough to discover what works best for the different textures.

These are some of my studies which I completed using biro and coloured pencils then transferred those drawings into etching plates to print with.

 

thumb_img_6221_1024

Organic Studies with Biro and coloured pencil and pepper with felt pen

thumb_img_6222_1024

thumb_img_6223_1024

Using felt pen and markers on top of transparent sheets of coloured plastic

thumb_img_6224_1024

Biro studies transferred into etchings

 

Emotions

I created this, tonight, to represent emotions and how only a small part of the body can send massive signals. I used a blank piece of cartridge paper to draw and paint eyes and allow watercolours to drip down to create the appearance of tears.

This is a very natural piece in the sense that I allowed the paint to drip and smudge where it desired. I used the watercolour first to create a base for the shadows and skin, then I went in with colouring pencils to create deeper shadows in the creases and create more colour in the eyes and brows. The last few steps were working in with an ink pen to introduce dark lines for hair and the pupil’s detail. The last step was going in with white acrylic to create a water/glass effect on the eyes and emphasise the reflection of light on the tears and eyes.

I really like the outcome of this piece because of the style of realism mixed with a slight abstraction of the disappeared face. I think this would look nice as a collection, built around this style, of multiple pieces.

IMG_4091IMG_4092IMG_4093

GCSE Food Project

Recently, I re-discovered my piece I created for one of my GCSE projects labelled Food. I got an A in this specific module.

I experimented with the movement and explosion of food and it’s colour. This was my final piece experiments. I used a mallet and hammer to smash the fruit and used a slow motion cam to catch the moments on film.

I then presented the watermelon on the ground in specific positions to take a few photographs in a still motion. I then used these primary photographs to create a final piece completed with a multitude of media. Oil paints, acrylic, watercolour and melted crayon were all combined to create this final piece.

I loved this project as it allowed my imagination to go crazy and made me go outside of my comfort zone in making a mess, to create a whole new idea that I’ve never done before. I would love to explore the experimentation of destruction to create art in the future.

 

IMG_4473

My Final Piece

 

Life Drawing~September 2015

This was my first term in Life Drawing- Septemeber 2015. It was something completely different to anything I’ve taken part in and experienced before; I thoroughly enjoyed discovering skills in materials, poses, the human form, dimensions and how to measure/scale bodies on my page.

These are a few of many pieces I created whilst attending this class, these are the ones I’m most proud of whether it due to the outcome of the piece or what I learnt during the journey of creating it.

thumb_IMG_0019_1024

Mix of materials with pencil and felt pen

thumb_IMG_2595_1024thumb_IMG_2599_1024thumb_IMG_2593_1024

thumb_IMG_2591_1024

Capturing time and direction with a set of poses

thumb_IMG_2590_1024

thumb_IMG_2597_1024

Listened to jumpy, exited music whilst creating this piece

thumb_IMG_2592_1024

thumb_IMG_2598_1024

Capturing the movement of sound and how this effects the style of pen lines

thumb_IMG_2596_1024

thumb_IMG_2589_1024

Focusing on dimentions

thumb_IMG_2594_1024

Using charcoal

Realism in Food

An old project of mine experimented with food and materials that could replicate the textures and colours which could add realism to my work. I experimented with oil paints, melted wax, acrylic paints and watercolours.

These are a few of the pieces I’m proud of and feel went the best; this is due to the fact the style became mine and unique or realism was captured well through my techniques.

thumb_IMG_2713_1024thumb_IMG_4473_1024

thumb_IMG_2584_1024thumb_IMG_2585_1024thumb_IMG_2979_1024thumb_IMG_2587_1024