I wanted at least one more figure in the Austrian WOMAD image, and being in Austria I didn’t have my full colour pastels and such with me. I decided, therefore, that this was an ideal opportunity to try out some digital drawing using the Wacom tablet I bought previously. I’ve done some experiments with this, but have never really put in the time to learn to use it properly. As I was planning to combine it with the photomontage I decided to use Krita for the drawing. Continue reading “Project 5.2: Photomontage”→
Reflecting on the assignment and my previous blog about sculptors’ use of photomontage I decided I really had to give it a go. I’m in Elbigenalp in Austria with the sun shining, so that has to be a good start for the landscape part.
I’m working on the production of a Photomontage that places an English Festival in Austria. I have pastel drawings of WOMAD’s Siam tent and some flags. To that I’ve added a pastel sketch of some figures and inserted the whole into an Austrian Landscape. I’m not fully happy with the figures, but like the tent and general effect. Continue reading “Project 5.2: Photomontage so far”→
My eyes went first to the central block of monoprint, then wandered up to the attached watch and white sections above. No thoughts on meaning at this point. Subject might be a city scape, in which case the watch would be a clock.
Started by setting up in a new location, much more suitable than our living room floor.
Next was by making a template and mixing up a couple of colours. Used kitchen towels to give them an interesting texture, with the print made in the second press. I made two copies for reasons that will be clear later… Continue reading “Project 5.1: Found objects print”→
Whilst starting to consider the drawings needed for the Storyboard and my planned Photomontage I realised that my understanding of the drawing of clothes and drapery was all too weak. I started to research how to approach drawing clothes more effectively.
Maybe ‘bringing an English festival to Austria’ might work…
It took me a while to work out the direction of the sun, but the highlight on the mountains gave it away in the end. I’ll use electronic drawing to add in the shadows. For the figures, flags and tent I’m going to try using pastels. I’ll try colour first and shift to black and white if I can make it work.
At the same time as considering what I would like to create as an image for “Balance” I’ve also been researching and experimenting with print somewhat. First, some further experiments I performed whilst looking into the whole idea:
Whilst thinking though what “Balance” might represent I came across a set of tweets effectively about racism and people’s response to it. The tweet is available here: https://twitter.com/AdrianCJax/status/900182099675811844. In essence, however, it talks about “White Tees” and “Brown Tees” and the response of non-racist white people to racist white people. The conclusion is that the right response is to stand with them, rather than just not oppress. This in turn reminded me of a poem “First they came…” (A poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…) The conclusion is the same. It is not enough to simply not oppress, it is necessary to stand with those who would be oppressed against those who are oppressors. Continue reading “Project 5.1: Balance of Tees”→
Research home printing methods, such as Collographs.
Drawing figures in various poses, with and without clothes
For Narration: Figure drawing can be really hard. If the figure drawing is causing frustration consider approaching it using other forms. Maybe sheep, or other animals. The idea is to experiment with juxtaposition.
Consider creative ways of approaching Life Drawing for practicing figure drawing.