Another New Studio
After having Covid19 and therefore doing no work between the 2nd October and the 18th October, I found I’d reached the point where I didn’t know what I was going to do. Both the summer projects were finished and while I have a list of several things I’m interesting in doing I wasn’t really committed to any of them. So I wanted a New Start.
So on the 18th I went in to the studio with a view to experimenting with the Redfilm output
I had two large boards ready for drawings and I decided to use these to make drawings to complement the films.
This drawing started as ‘red_garden’ and was taken through the underpainting using pastels with water through the day.
A week later I’d had delivery of some more Red media including Ink Blocks from Derwent [link] and the drawing was worked up as seen with the addition of some highlights using white charcoal, as seen below.
The drawing above was begun as ‘red_garden_two’ and the underpainting was done with pastels and some very cheap pre mixed poster paint.
Again I further worked up the drawing on the 23rd with the ink blocks and finally added highlights with white charcoal.
Also on the 23rd I started a 3rd drawing on an A4 board, ‘red_garden_three’ produced in the same way.
I ended the 23rd with the studio looking like this and decided to change it when I came back as the mirror experiments with the film didn’t work.
So on the 25th I took down the projection room with a view to making a smaller one to view the edits in isolation.
The day was finished with the studio looking like this and I discovered that Covid19 has left me completely knackered after what seems like not much work.
While this was going on I continued to work in my attic studio using stills selected from the films to develop ideas in my sketchbook as the starting point for new work going forward. Initially this was envisaged as two dimensional and Virtual work but very quickly grew into physical sculptural form.
After the 30th I’d finished the viewing room and made a space to build a large sculpture.
I also did some further work on the red drawings.
This is red garden three, the A1 drawing.
This red garden two,
The Red drawings are not finishshed and I’ve started a large sculpture that will be featured in my next post, but that’s my new start.
I’ve continued to draw every day;
The October drawings can be seen here
Draw Every Day – October 23Draw Every Day - October 23 Continuing to draw every day, using sketching pens, japanese ...See photo »
…and the September images here
Draw Every Day – September 23Draw Every Day - September 23 Continuing to draw every day, in a new sketchbook using ...See photo »
There is a link to the previous month’s Gallery on each page.