...Freehand - sketching tips and tricks drawn from art. Artists' sketchbooks. A bit like Taschen publishes "Art Now" and "Illustration Now". This is not quite so much of a catalogue. This is more like how people draw and gives you ideas of you can use your sketchbooks.
If you're in to visual arts it's always a good idea to see what other people are doing. This is one of those books."
...an exploration of the possibility of line as an object. This exhibition investigates the artist's " ... engagement with the problems of form and space, using light, shadow, scale and gravity... This ... solo presentation of Gego underlines her... approach to sculpture, a terminology that she refused to use for her own work. In one of her notebooks she exclaimed: 'Sculpture, three-dimensional forms of solid material. Never what I do!" video...
They can be a useful tool for suggesting mark making possibilities and compositional ideas. Playing around with the phone camera's contrast / light and dark settings can help inform drawing decisions too.
"Exciting news! The ebook of Freehand has been chosen for Chronicle “Eye Candy” ebook promotion, lasting the entire month of August." Throughout August 2014 my book Freehand is available as an ebook at a bargain sale price from a variety of ebook retailers:
Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat Another of the artist's hoax works - this one a film that never existed, complete with convincing posters (including pinholes and old sellotape marks), character pencil studies, drawn annotations, blackboard configurations, a film score, rough cuts, film posters in several languages and director's notes too.
"Hiker Meat and its fictitious Italian director Jesus Rinzoli have been imagined by Shovlin to represent an archetypal exploitation film – a type of filmmaking characterised by its low budget aesthetic and exploitation of sensational subject matter, which boomed from the late 1960s to the early 1980s."
"Shovlin collaborated with writer Mike Harte and composer Euan Rodger to produce a full screenplay and soundtrack for the film. He then made a prototype cut-and-paste feature by collaging over 1500 found clips from existing exploitation films." Intro from Jamie Shovlin (video)