I tend to rely heavily on thin, fluid, steady lines to produce my drawings so here I attempted to make a drawing without using any lines, or to use them in the least deliberate sense possible, which proved very difficult but produced something really interesting and different to what I usually do. The lines that are there do hold the whole image together, but were added last, rather than first, and drawn blind (i.e without looking at the paper). Groovy.
This collage is based on a drawing I made of the lake landscape at Boom Festival, Portugal last summer. The water is a photograph I took of the sea off the edge of Brighton Marina, and the petals I found all over the south downs recently. This is inspired also by the artist Fred Caston, who has created some really lovely collaged landscapes.
I had a two week obsession with dice recently, having bought a whole bunch of them at a junk market – this one is my favorite, as it has little colored animals on every face. I have just recently gotten into photography, the dice is photographed behind an acetate cube box which I made and then texturized with UHU glue.
So this week I changed tactics – working bigger, on brown paper, and putting the tone down with pastels first – the lines came really easily and accurately at the end. I really like this one, it was done in 20 minutes and if I had a bit longer it could look a bit better with some background. Stylistically it reminds me of Audrey Kawasaki, which may not be coincidental because I have been oggling her work all week.
(If you click on the image you can see the face better)