Exciting to imagine the sculpture on the painting. Three stage of translating the sculpture onto the projector. I was about to begin drawing the sculpture free hand on the acetate but then I realised why am I not just printing the image and tracing it? I did this and it worked like a dream! It […]Read more "Big painting adding the structure"
This is the first big painting of this term, but my process and scale etc is all built on what I was doing the term before. There are however a few changes I made to the painting process for this piece which has changed because of feedback I have had on previous paintings, and the […]Read more "Big canvas painting process"
I was writing in my sketchbook that I wanted this final sculpture of the term to be geometric. But when I sketched ideas out in my sketchbook I realised that fan faults are the most iconic Cathedral architectural feature, so this is a shape I need to explore! This shape is both simple and intricate […]Read more "Second Paper Mache Sculpture Process"
Why haven’t I done this before!? I was home one evening talking about my work and I was reminded of using a projector to project shapes onto the canvas to get proportions right etc. SO I found an overhead projector – I chose this instead of a digital one because I can still hand draw […]Read more "Using a projector in the painting process"
First of all I did a series of sketches in my sketchbook, this was the most successful and so I wanted a sketch like this but more refined on the painting. Turns out it is a lot harder to paint this shape onto the painting than I expected!! Problems with the process of this experiment: […]Read more "Second experiment drawing sculpture into a painting"
I thought it would be useful to see how the sculpture will look in the painting, giving me an idea of how a drawing would look in real life. The right hand angle looks way better, the angle on the right makes the shape look flat and not dimensional. I discovered this in my sketchbook […]Read more "Photoshopping structures into a painting"
This went terribly!!! I did no practice, I just started on the paper – turns out that was not a good idea! I first mapped out only the lines, following the pattern I made when drawing the sculpture straight on. But the shape didn’t make any sense. So i blocked in the white to see […]Read more "Sculpture drawing at an angle"
Location I painted outside just now to prepare the page for the sculpture test drawing I’m going to put on top. This was the first painting in this style I have done in what seems like a while! This is not really true, but compared to last term I have been doing less painting outside. […]Read more "Paint thickness and next drawing sculpture experiment"
Detailed drawing. Transferring dimensions back onto paper. I then traced this drawing with clean newspaper paper, and cut around it so I had a template for the next drawing. I reduced the detailed painting down to lines. It’s interesting how this drawing is so different from the original design for the sculpture below. The new […]Read more "Drawing the paper mache sculpture"
After a tutorial about my work I wanted to try out paper mache. It sounded like it had the potential to be a lot finer and more delicate than clay, and also much stronger than clay and not subject to cracking. I designed the shape being far more precise than I have made designs in […]Read more "Wire and Paper Mache Sculpture (#3)"