Here are a series of sketches, the earliest above and the latest at the bottom. I went to bed last night looking forward to a good night's sleep. Sadly this is rarely the case. But no sooner had I turned off the light and relaxed, I started imagining a scene where I was standing on a railway platform wondering which train to catch...but there were viaducts and platforms carrying trains in all manner of directions, and I confused just stood there trying to decide which of the innumerable destinations I would travel to.
So on went the light, and I reached for my sketch pad and pencils...The above sketch came first...then the sketch below followed almost immediately, but in a larger format. Once I'd got this on the paper, I turned out the light and headed for dream land!
The next sketch below I roughed out this morning..almost Escher -like, I imagined impossible viaducts crossing paths...this composition is at an early stage and I'm going to have to put a lot of work in on the perspectives and geometric forms of the arches....
Below I've redrawn some details including the position of the lower viaduct. I intend to add a figure of myself into the picture eventually on the right hand side of the composition. This will be a full scale full colour dot picture...I now have all my pens working and the new inks installed in them!
All in all, a busy day. I'm very happy with the way these ideas are developing. I have also had to work on a commission for a children's theatre company and I've now got my Face book page up and running, selling my first ever on line item this evening! Phew!