Monday, 2 February 2015

life drawing: atelier

I made a mistake today in assuming that all first year degree students would've completed some form of life/figure drawing prior to this higher level course. Not so.

It was good to use the drawing studio for that (good)cliché of art school practice - working from the unclothed human form.

The atelier (workshop) approach to life drawing became widely unfashionable in many  art schools during the 1970s in favour of more conceptually based works. 


How it looked then.....
the 19th century atelier

How it looks now - 2015+ 

Pat Belson's pinhole camera shots

It looks the same, but the content has changed.
Line work today, tone and lighting next week - drawing workshops as storyboard ideas for film making - not only as stand alone life drawings.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

new book: Just Add Watercolour

My new book is due out in UK tomorrow - Thursday 29 January 2015


I found a review link on Twitter this morning:







The US version is available March 2015 
US version

Monday, 12 January 2015

Liverpool Biennial - object drawings

Christina Ramberg at the Liverpool Biennial 2014

"Handkerchiefs. Skirts. Hats. Hairdos. Lingerie. Torsos. Hips. Shirts. Pants. Shoes. Shoulders. ... images of bodies and body parts.... from an interest in the cultural identification of images, exploring a combination of pictorial forms."












Sunday, 11 January 2015

diary collages

hello 2015
time to start a new diary
some scans of my previous work diaries 

- covers collaged with stickers, postcards and clear tape....