Sunday, 7 February 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

2016 already!!!

A while ago I posted about an A3 light box I'd got to test as a way of showing my layered digital drawings (above left). I've been spending as much time as possible working on the backlog (as usual not enough as I'd like) but I decided to splash out on an AO one (above right) to give myself a bit of an incentive to finish my second layer drawing ('clap'). There are a number of ways the 'hold' drawings can be combined - and I didn't spend any time experimenting - they just went in the way they came out of the cardboard tube - but I am really excited about the potential. The images without the light turned on (as above) still work - although there is a much 'starker' black and white feel - but once the light is on the subtleties really show. The largest light box in this style is AO which is smaller than the drawings at 1:1 and this has made me realise I need to move away from 'only print the size it is drawn' for at least some of the drawings if I want to play around with different ways of presenting the work. I could, of course, get bespoke boxes etc. made to exactly the size I want but that would involve me winning the lottery and I'm not sure I can wait that long.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

3 down...

Release 1-3, hand drawn digital, 1016 x 1372 mm (each)
3 more digital drawings finished (at least for now) but still quite a few in progress. I am prioritising finishing the back log this year (and probably part of next). I need to do this before I can get a proper sense of where I am in relation to my work as a whole.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Drawing Paper #8

It's here in Derby right now!! A free 'newspaper' full of fabulous drawings - I shall be taking some to Derby Musuem and Art Gallery this week and I have emailed QUAD to see if they would also like some (will update on this when I get a reply). As usual there will also be a few copies at the Crompton Tavern if you fancy a look over a cold beer during the upcoming heatwave (great beer garden!)
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015


A3 Tests - have worked really well so I will be investing in some AO light boxes in the near future. The above are tests with double layered digital drawings but I also intend to try a double layer digital and physical drawing...


Some photos from the INBOX series shown at HMS, Long Eaton and Art-Athina in Greece (above). Each piece is 30 x 30 cm and 35 artists contributed work. I did a literal interpretation of the title and tracked my inbox use for a week using my digital pen (never use a mouse - have a phobia :)) with carbon paper and cartridge taped to my digital tablet. There is a blurb catalogue available of the show Big thank you to Jackie Berridge of Harrington Mill Studios who organised it all.