In an introductory session I am drawing artist Kerry Morrison as she goes about her consultation along the Spen Valley Way in Cleckheaton. It took awhile to get into the swing of things, I wasn't sure which pen to use and settled for the quickness and immediacy of a black fine liner. I did try using dip pen and ink but that just seemed to attract the attention of a heard of cows who proceeded to lick and cover my trousers in cow saliva, The joy of being outside, eh?
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Today, I joined Helen in attending a lecture by Sean Scully at the Leeds Rose Bowl. Helen being a painter knows of Scully's work, I on the other hand know nothing about him. After a few false starts and cocky comments he starts to talk. My sketchbook shows him as an arrogant Southerner contextualising his existance within the world of abstract painters, so it's with a confused heart that I admit to really liking his work.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Spent last weekend staying with friends in Alicante, apart from the terrific weather Alicante also has a great comic shop Ateneo Comics. This emporium is huge with all the stuff you would expect to find in the best of UK comic shops but then multiplied by the power of ten by European bande dessinée .Then Helen found the independent section. At first I thought be cool, it's just another comic shop, think of your hand luggage allowance and the weight you'll be carrying to and from airports. On a shelf dedicated to the likes of Sfar, Gipi and Blain I found these and couldn't resist spending Euros. 'Soy Mi Sueño' is brilliantly illustrated by Pablo Auladell whose blog I have been following for awhile now and just love his ethereal scratchy and loose drawing style. La Voluptuosidad translates to 'The Voluptuousness' and is by comics genius Blutch. Booth books are in Spanish (where's me dictionary) and by coincidence, deal with dreams, which is kind of where I'm at the moment with DaM.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I have time to do my own thing at the moment, so I'm working on my Midsummer Dreams idea 'speculatively' titled Die at Midnight. Here's the raw pencils for page 2, before I twiddle with it in Photoshop and then, belive it or not, Paint.NET where I find the effects to give a nice inky blackness to the pencil work.