Thursday, 2 December 2010

Daniel Meadows

a few photo's from Daniel Meadows collection, national portraits from the 1970

drawings from my latest project

 these drawings are a few I drew from a collection of Daniel Meadows photo's in the 1970's

then the drawings below I drew from a Vogue magazine

what i was looking at was how the portrait has been portrayed, as with Daniel Meadows images he was looking at the everyday and portraying an era in the 1970's whereas the vogue images are just so typically beautiful, which is why they are in the magazine
also i was looking at how the face sits on the page, what people look at when they see a face, how should they be situated on the face? giving an image that looks as though it has dissolved onto the page leaving areas blank for the viewer to fill it in


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Personal drawings

this was a piece I did of my friend's baby, Abbey  Grace

these are my friend's Amy and Donna 

this is an image i drew for a Drawing Exhibition some students set up at my university, it is of Audrey Hepburn 
I left the left hand side of the face open to leave the viewer wondering what is meant to be there, this is what I have been looking at with my drawings; leaving the portrait open for the viewer to finish off who the image is of to them 

these are just drawings I felt like doing of a skull from pirates of Caribbean 
then a santa for a christmas card 

found photo's and paintings

in my first year at NUCA I looked at found photo's, and the unexpected expressions created by people and captured to keep a record of them

these are a few smaller paintings i did from the found photo's
it was intriguing creating the facial expressions on the smaller canvas, because there is less surface area compared to what i usually work on 

painting task

 this painting is on a unusual surface
 this painting is small enough to fit into your pocket
 this painting was of an animal

 this painting covers every side of the wood

this painting is longer then my arm span 

it was interesting to have the tasks set, it gave me an idea of what my painting technique was like and what i enjoyed to paint
the last painting was my favourite, taking the different unusual facial expressions that shock because of the actual image but also the size

Sunday, 31 October 2010

early works

this is one of my first paintings i did at 6th form, it is of my best friend jasmin showing the transformation of her eyes closed to opened
it was the first time i used different colours to show the tonal ranges in the face, doing this image is what really got me interested in portraiture

these are a few more paintings, looking at people and animals
the last one is of my first life drawing, i remember it very well giggling with my friends cos there was a naked lady (young and immature- YES)
but it felt so free just looking at this lady and having specific times to draw what you see, just letting your paint brush take other and creating movements within my paint brushes

the four images above are from a large child's mobile i did whilst on my foundation
it represented:
-children's venerability to today's world, with so many more child deaths due to gangs and crime
-how the world looked so pretty on the outside but poverty and war was occurring
-how people at war were trapped and lost
there was toy soldiers behind chicken wire in a black ball like a black whole, a sparkly silver outside to one of the balls with the bottom three images above inside and a Mickey Mouse created from a camouflage of guns on the last ball with the top image inside
with this piece i really started experimenting with both media's and reasons behind my work