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Saturday, 26 January 2013

The decision is made....

digital drawing

digital/ ballpoint pen (in progress)

digital/ ballpoint pen (in progress)
I've been fretting for a while now about my digital drawings: editioning, perception, lack of audience knowledge, etc. etc. which is a sure sign that all is not well. Recent test drawings and thinking about the fading or visible trace/ echo of a touch has helped resolve this (at least for the immediate future). I have finally made a decision - to only produce 1 of each large digital drawing as a giclee print (i.e. no editioning) and to develop the idea of multi layered drawings (hybrids) alongside this. Not only does this mean I am much more comfortable about how it fits into the body of work but the different media will behave differently over time and as a result the drawing will change - giving rise to more ideas about multi layered marks/ repetition. Yesterday I took the plunge and started drawing on top of a large digital drawing with ballpoint pen (I have 2 of this particular print on different papers). The drawing was archivally printed on a photo rag paper and as a result is the most expensive piece of paper I have ever drawn on and the coating is causing some problems but I do feel much happier about where I'm going with all this.

Friday, 25 January 2013


Friday, 18 January 2013