|I managed to make it into a marketing campaign of an Accountancy services company.
I’m a client of theirs and they asked if they could use an image of me creating work in my studio. They’ve always done a great job for me, the marketing slogan is actually accurate, so I was happy to participate.
|This is my rucksack, one that I carry around with me a lot of the time.
As with my other drawings I used black oil pastel on paper, which I’ve then glued to card and cut-out to give a three-dimensional effect; which I hope brings some of the physical characteristics of objects back to the drawings, otherwise drawings can have a habit of looking rather flat.
I just left Cable street studios and moved into Limehouse arts foundation, which is a charitable organisation.
I’ve got a bigger space than I had a Cables street Which will be useful as I prepare for my show in August.
I’ve spent the last two weeks drawing two skeletons. One has a flexible spine, the other a rigid back.
The flexible skeleton has produced more interesting and naturalistic drawings, I can put more energy into the work.
The human skeleton is either a collection of objects (bones) or, in the form I am drawing it, a single object in its own right.
Drawing a skeleton like this allows me to approach a figurative subject in a way that should bypass superficial characteristics like skin colour and to some extent gender.
We all have a skeleton and most of us have a complete skeleton, so you can imagine yourself in the various poses I’ve drawn.
Last weekend I moved into a space at Cable street studios with the intention of completing some larger-scale work.
There’s a strong artist community feel there, with quite a few of them introducing themselves to me and welcoming me in.