Thursday, October 14, 2010


This is the way I like to work...I put down my original ideas in my A5 sketchbook and then scan them. I take tracings of the scan then work over them in free hand.When the sketch is fully developed, I then take another tracing for transfer to the paper for dotting. This is where I find myself at the moment. By creating two linked figures, I can then repeat them to form a line...they will at that stage be all very similar...I need to decide if I'm aiming for uniformity or give each figure distinct differences.

Currently I'm of the opinion that I'm going to leave the self portrait out of the composition..this might change as I develop the idea further but I'd like to consider populating the picture with other things too ...current potentials for considerations are pigeons..sparrows, crows, butterflies etc... Whatever I decide, you can see and follow the development here.


Devil Mood said...

It is an amazing portrait of you, whether you include it or not. It's the kind of picture you want to ask who the photographer was ..and it was you!

Jeanette said...

Ooooh I see lots of potential here!

You in the middle of those girls all linked together...them standing, you sitting...very effective

Anonymous said...

I have been searching for a photo of four of us, in tennis dresses. The first female tennis team at my HS.
Can't find the darn thing. This reminds me of it though.

Niall young said... is a good representation of me thasnk you.

Jeanette...It would be nice, but I think I've decided to omit myself from the composisition at this time.

Robin...I adore the tennis fashions of the 70's...and feminin but so impractical compared to today's fibres..there has been a trend towards more stylish creations...I'm sure you and your HS pals would make a gorgeous sight...thanks for thinking of me!