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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Two Thousand and Fourteen Project: Taiji Cove

I took part in the Two Thousand and Fourteen project a few days ago. 

Blurb from the website: On each day of the year, a different visual practitioner will create a new piece of 2D work interpreting an event that has been broadcast in the news that particular day. I chose the Taiji Cove annual dolphin cull.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10583448/Annual-dolphin-hunt-takes-place-in-Japans-Taiji-Cove.html

You can find my full entry here

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sketching in the wood

This is part o a wood n Norfolk, which my Dad's girlfriend owns. The green tarp in the centre of the picture is their camp- they stay there most weekends, year round , including January, as the weather's been mild this year.

Inside the camp.

Some sketches of the chickens. They have bees and a vegetable patch which produced half a ton of potatoes last year, it's like the Good Life.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Drawing at the British Museum 2

These guys are from Cyprus, they are statues of worshippers from temples which might be why they look more cheerful that the average Greek god or Roman emperor.The idea was that if you had a statues of yourself carved and put it in the temple it worshipped on your behalf 24 hours a day. There were three or four distinct styles but I thought I could see a little bit of the owner's personality in each one- and almost all had very impressive beards.
Some more faces , this time from Mexico. Grotesque, but slightly cartoonish. I think that you could turn the monkey and the conehead character above him on the left into a Ren and Stimpy style trippy animated series quite nicely. 

The train on the way home-entirely because I wanted to fill more pages of my sketchbook during this visit to London that on my last visit, when I went to the V and A.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sketching the British Museum

Sketching at the British Museum, this time concentrating on the environment rather than the tourists or the exhibits. There is so much stuff in there picking and choosing among the exhibits is difficult.

As feet are supposed to be difficult to draw well Greek and Roman statues are good models to copy. This picture started off as a straightforward study but I drew in the  background because I liked the tourist with crazy hair. These feet are slightly stylised-look at all the angles in the toes.

The "Life and Death" gallery. Was quite calculating about this sketch- moving people around the help the composition and changing what was in the display cases according to how recognisable it was- the dogsled at the top right was actually in the next case along, out of the picture view, but it was cool to draw so went in.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Jan 1st is a Weds too, so technically no update today either...but have a couple of cat sketches

I think I've reached 50 posts this year, maybe a little over. In your face, 2010!