The first of 3 preliminary sketches for the assignment. I used the working blind drawing method and then two further drawn lines over this. Plus some overworking in areas of the face. I particularly like the activity or energy of the drawing and the way the face has emerged from the different lines and overworking.
Could definitely have worked much slower on the blind drawing stage to establish a stronger layout for the fiture.
Second drawing using water soluble wax crayons – again I worked in various layers overworking each colour and then used water to blur/fuse them together. Is using water drawing? I don’t know. This drawing also has a freshness about it but looses out a bit on the accuracy side.
Final study and dealing with the difficulty of using purely line to create volume in the figure. Cheated using various inks as well as the main drawing with ink and pen. Again do like the spontaneity of this image but am becoming aware of the difficulty of working these type of methods up to A1 size. The 3 studies are around A3.
This is the A1 final version of the drawing. Realised how much line work it takes to build up the volume – i.e. the jumper which I think is successful The trousers are less so. Wanted to use another version of line but but short on time. Some inaccuracies of proportion and placing of the limbs – particular the far – left leg. Also head not properly placed – neck too long……
He is so nearly there but minor inaccuracies escalate when working at a larger size. Working purely with line was challenging I found.
Phoenix Brighton – Present Tense
University of Brighton – Cathie Pilkington
Fabrica, Brighton – THEY
An exhibition by respected Turkish artist Ipek Duben comes to Brighton this Spring. THEY/ONLAR, a multi-screen video installation, previously seen at SALT, Istanbul, Turkey, will be presented at Fabrica for its UK premiere.
THEY/ONLAR focuses on how Turkish society views They or the Other. Through the stories of several individuals the artist goes behind the scene in Turkish society, allowing us to glimpse her country’s diversity of ethnic, religious and gender positions, the perceptions of members of the Sunni majority, and the everyday discrimination and resistance that it engenders.
In Turkey They covers many ethnic, and religious groups: Kurds, Alevis, Armenians, Jews, Rum (Greek) and Romanis. They also refers to LGBT people, women, covered women, women subjected to domestic violence.
Through their personal testimonies Duben’s subjects discuss their histories, attitudes, prejudices, hear-say and personal experiences concerning each other. But in portraying Turkish society Ipek Duben ultimately invites us to examine ourselves in our context: to listen; to learn; to understand; to be generous to, rather than threatened by the Other.
Co-produced with Brighton Festival and with the generous support of SAHA Foundation
I surprised myself with this drawing – only water soluble pencils which I have just discovered. The proportions are fairly accurate and lifelike. A bit generous on my mouth. Like the way the tones and angles of the face work quite effectively.
This second version came from an initial blind face drawing with red chalk and then overworked with charcoal and rubbed back. Not as much of a likeness in fact more of my younger self but in some ways more penetrating.
Part of a further drawing using water soluble wax crayons.
A monoprint from an oil pastel covered paper and worked from the back. Could imagine working on layers on this with different colours and mark making instruments.
I like this in a way because it is me all over. Getting into something and then loosing it completely. Forgetting the basics along the way.
HOW DO I IMPLEMENT DISCIPLINE TO MY PROCESS WHILST STAYING LOOSE?
I believe the first pencil drawing was the most accurate and life like. Perhaps because I was more accurate and took my time? However I didn’t vary the angle enough or concentrate on different light sources.
However I have subsequently tried other materials and methods and am beginning to understand how I could become obsessed with capturing ones own image. I am thinking that I might concentrate on this for the Assignment 5 but with other still life elements – i.e. the doll etc.