Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Under The Skin....



Having spent the weekend masking out and spraying a whole bunch of dolls white, I spent today in the studio drawing in their skeletons ready for painting. I'm starting off with a couple more skeleton ones, partly because its been a good few months since I've done any dolls, and I figure it'll be a good way to refresh myself and get back into the habit of thinking about the bone structure and tones/textures etc.
My plan after completing the skeleton ones is to move onto muscle tone. I've been looking through my little stack of anatomy books and gathering up ideas on which bits to use - I'm not sure if they'll be completely muscle or perhaps a mixture of bone and muscle? I'll have to see how I get on. I guess the only way I'll be able to make a decision is to just do it and see! I have tried in the past to plan it out in my sketchbook first, but because I've painting onto a 3D surface I find it difficult planning it out in 2D first, so its better for me to just work on the actual doll and see how it looks :) so fingers crossed!


Monday, 14 March 2011

Purple Teardrops I Cry....


Here's a snippet of the coloured version of the crying girl I was drawing the other week... I definitely think these sketches will end up as paintings, well I think they will, I might try some paint sketches just to be sure....


T-Shirt Auction








About a month ago I was asked by artist Connie Middleman for some help, we both studied at Llandrillo College and she's currently in her final year of her B.A, to raise funds for their degree show they're asking artists to donate their time and skills by customizing a plain white t-shirt which will then be auctioned off to raise funds, luckily I was one of the artists asked to contribute :)
I jumped at the chance to help, especially when I discovered there were no rules! I decided instantly to use the heart drawing I'd done in preparation for the 'Rabbit Heart' painting, I transferred it onto fabric and machine embroidered the lungs, I wanted to give the impression of a sort of x-ray once the t-shirt is worn...

Just need to keep my fingers crossed that someone bids on it now!

More info about the auction can be found here:

Friday, 4 March 2011

Drawing....



Graphite in Sketchbook

Some sketches I've been working on over the past few days... I've done them in graphite [black and white] so I can figure out the tones and highlights, I'm still trying to decide whether to evolve them further as paintings or drawings... need to do some more sketching/plotting/planning first before deciding.....