Don’t forget I’m holding an Experimental Drawing workshop between 2-3pm today at Live Christmas Project (275 Fulham Rd) – nearest Tube South Kensington- I’ll also holding a second workshop at 6-7 pm tonight for those who won’t be able to make it in the daytime…You’ll leave with a mini masterpiece…inspired from Matrioshka Dolls – a perfect, personalised Christmas Gift! x
I’ll be holding an experimental drawing workshop this Friday 19th December (2-3pm) at Live Project (275-277 Fulham Road).
I’ll be taking you on an Artistic journey creating a series of of one & two minute drawings inspired from Matrioshka Dolls, teaching varying fast paced drawing techniques such as continuos line, reverse hand and one & two minute fast paced Illustrations.
I held some more Experimental Fashion Illustration classes yesterday;
Even got my mum involved
Oil pastels onto two minute, continuous line drawing
Oil pastels onto five minute intricate, line drawing (Matrioshka)
Made-up character: Oil pastel & collage on paper
I’m back in my hometown of Bristol for a few days over Easter….with a pile of admin…………..
Today I thought I’d escape the paperwork and run through some new ideas I wish to try out for future Art classes; so I invited some friends around to have a trial lesson run through.
The students started with a one minute continuous line drawing and went on to create a series of works using oil pastel and a final large scale drawing using pastel, ink and collaged paper and photographs.
Unfortunately being away from home I have limited resources so we had to run through with ink pastels and coloured paper/magazine articles (in my lessons there’s a vast selection of inks paints as well).
Teaching always leaves me feeling most inspired; advising people helps develop my own thoughts and concepts as well as seeing how my students interpret tasks using their own, unique handwriting.
A great start to the day!
Matrioshka Dolls were the subject matter for the initial drawings (two minute continuous line drawings with a further ten minutes to colour and finalise).
Students proceed to invent their own characters taking inspiration from previous drawings and techniques learnt
Finalised Illustration created using Oil pastels, collaged photographs and previous drawings as print.
I’m currently teaching a Saturday morning class in Fashion and Character Illustration at the Rosetta Art Centre in Stratford……..I started the class with a few 1 minute illustrations inspired from magazine cut-outs which the children then worked into adding colour, detailing and collage (I feel the fast illustrations are great for getting the creative juices flowing).
What a productive morning it was, my class are so creative and talented!
I’ve been creating some 1 minute, timed drawings inspired from my favourite looks, then adding life and character to them with collage and and colour, I find this so therapeutic and a great warm up before starting on large, more refined pieces.