Saturday, 11 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Happy birthday

As crafty as I ever get..

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Since we don't get scheduled life drawing this year I've been going to evening classes - I worry a bit that I'm forgetting how to draw objects that occur in life and not just in a set of marks that I had laid on top of each other.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

like lino

because I'm not sure what I want to do..

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

winter sights

Some of the images from my Winter Book - (which still needs to be photographed properly). I had a day to monoprint images that hint at the progression of a bleak and grey winter.. and then a few more to make them into my book. Danielle will surely be relieved to see that my foray into the world of colour was short-lived..

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

After the colour

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Today I went to the Hermitage, near Dunkeld. I've been biking there before but never gone on a walk through the forest, so I used the drawing project we've been given as an opportunity to explore! (and get out of Dundee)

My drawing style seems to be changing by the day, but this is about trying to record a journey with visual notes. I'm going to attempt to do much larger, detailed drawings from these quick sketches - which are a result of me trying to capture my first impressions, feelings and particular details of the wee walk I did today.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Not shown

Images made for the Library of Babel project. Finished design has tried to incorporate a number of ideas of concept and aesthetics - grid structure, space and depth within flat planes, density of texture, and of course I had to squeeze some letters in there somewhere..

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Colour Project

For Summer we were given a very open brief - experiment with colour and how we might associate colour with emotion, and vice-versa. My outcome is a six-panel study of the colour grey in all its wonderful forms. I have tried to use a variety of brushstrokes and tones to build up layers of a colour that I feel reflects my experience of emotion and how I perceive them.

I've been told I come across to a lot of people as a very calm, matter-of-fact individual. When I was younger I would try and scowl people down, and earned a reputation for arrogant aloofness. Now that I smile more, people don't tend to make this association so much, but I still don't like my work to be particularly open or personal (with regard to my own experiences)

Having said that, I think this work reflects my personality a fair bit, and hopefully gets across my love for displaying the impassive face, the hint of something underneath, and my experience that emotion is so rarely experienced raw or in isolation.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

We're back

I am a sad creature of habit and routine. So it's no surprise I love being back at Uni..

The past week and a half has been spent researching murals and much geometric abstraction. These are a few sketchbook pages - eventually I hope to form a composition combining the elements of grid structure, space and texture. Not entirely sure I'd ever want to put it on a wall though!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

ngan sik

Been away for most of August - downsizing the family home and travelling by train in Switzerland (not related). But the colour project remains on track (I think) - whether I'll be able to demonstrate one coherent concept is another matter but I'm having fun painting in codes of grey. I'm quite looking forward to seeing what fellow classmates have produced - I'm hoping some others are braver than I and actually use some colour..