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T1-MMT-P5 Sketchbook update 8-Feb-2016

p5-sketchpage 038; 20160201

p5-sketchpage 038; 20160201

A thumbnail of this page has been seen before, when experimenting with video presentation 5-Feb-2016. This is a very free blind drawing of sample p5-4, trying not to lift the biro. My “plume” is too stumpy, but otherwise I like the liveliness of line which catches the energy and movement of the sample.

p5-sketchpage 039; 20160201

p5-sketchpage 039; 20160201

This version I looked at the page while working, and it is much less convincing. It was while looking at this that I decided a video could be a better way of recording what I was seeing. My first video, done the same day, was very clunky and is no more.

p5-sketchpage 040; 20160202

p5-sketchpage 040; 20160202

In the middle of a work day I was taken with an idea for samples using the same knitted fabric as p3-47. There’s resin, plaster, inside, outside… The resulting samples are hardening in the garage, so more information on a later day.

This page also has an idea for binding the physical sketchbook, using the caterpillar stitching that started joins in Part 2. Very keen to do this when the time comes.

p5-sketchpage 041; 20160202

p5-sketchpage 041; 20160202

Some planning for improvements for video production, then another sketch of work by Gillian Lowndes. A monograph on Lowndes is making its way from Ruthin Craft Centre, and at some point a Research post will appear. The spaces between the pipes in this work are wonderful. See //collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O19516/three-standing-pipes-forms-lowndes-gillian/

p5-sketchpage 042; 20160204

p5-sketchpage 042; 20160204

O dear. This is coloured pencil, trying to do simple lines looking at the detail of sample p5-4. Faint, bland, just a little informative.

p5-sketchpage 043; 20160205

p5-sketchpage 043; 20160205

More ideas for samples keep springing up. Coiled baskets (this was while preparing my Research post on other OCA students, 7-Feb-2016 and looking at Anne Dyke’s work). Plastic horsehair could be used in the coiling, crystal organza for the stitching and final rounds of coiling. What would happen when heat was applied to the organza???

The lower sketch shows a way of recording an internal space other than casting (as in assignment 3). Fill a flexible shape with sand and wrap to create an interesting form. Build a coiled vessel around it (probably easier written than done), then empty out the sand and original flexible vessel. I’ve been a bit concerned about moving too far away from the original assignment exercises, and this could be a way of linking back.

p5-sketchpage 043b; 20160206

p5-sketchpage 043b; 20160206

This sketch started from a comment by Nina (5-Feb-2016), suggesting I work a bit bolder, with some colour, and that white paper can get a bit lost on the white blog background. Doing this sketch really helped me to focus in on the distortions and movement of the organza, and the extra colour strength of the oil pastels is effective. Repeatedly I leave insufficient space to show the plastic horsehair properly. Good ideas from Nina – I definitely should move away from white paper more often.

p5-sketchpage 044; 20160207

p5-sketchpage 044; 20160207

This is looking at work by Katie Taylor, discussed in my Research post 7-Feb-2016. That connecting line is very effective.

T1-MMT-P5 Sketchbook update 8-Feb-2016
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Sketchbook update 8-Feb-2016


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