Drawing Blog Revision. 2016
This blog has now evolved to being a place for me to upload drawings. This blog has been rather quiet for the last 2 years due to the timing of starting a PhD. This PhD is practice based but has taken me away from drawing for a little while, now – I hope, it is back on a regular basis. This should be a weekly event as opposed to the previous daily posts.
Drawing Project Revision
So we have worked with the 150 drawings project for a few years now, this year we have decided to do something different.
Now we are simply asking for 10 drawings but the twist is the time spent on each drawing. Each drawing dounbles in time spent on it:
drawing 1: 1 minute
drawing 2: 2 minutes
drawing 3: 4 minutes
drawing 4: 8 minutes
drawing 5: 16 minutes
drawing 6: 32 minutes
drawing 7: 1 hour
drawing 8: 2 hours
drawing 9: 4 hours
drawing 10: 8 hours
The drawings can be done in any order and simutaneously if they wish. We have also provided a subject matter which is to create a ‘sense of place’ with a connection to folklore; heritage, customs, ritual.
As usual, I will be joining them and will provide updates on my own drawings so they will more often than not be drawings in process as opposed to a complete drawing on a daily basis.
Projects 2012 – 2014
Having set all my students a challenge for the summer, I decided (along with a number of colleagues) to join in the fun.
The intention is to do a drawing a day for 150 days, it is not necessarily about the time spent doing it (anything from 30 seconds to a couple of hours is fine) but about embedding the essential practice of drawing in daily lives.
Personally, I am a bit of a paper junky but am planning to utilise other technologies too. I am obsessed with specific marks (when drawing) and hope to break away from these / question other aspects of the drawn mark.
Drawing daily for me is not usually a problem as I do this anyway, the challenge to me is to keep a regular blog which is something I have been wanting to do but never seem to give it enough priority in the day.
So, lets see how this goes…