Collaborative project as part of the 2 To The Power 10 (#210OD) exhibition for the Bloomsbury Festival in association with CASS Art and The British Postal Museum Archive.
Plaster casts of garlic bulb and cloves. Also cast them in (hot) rubber which made for weird aromas as the Vinamold is already vanilla- or almond-scented and the garlic started to cook with the heat!. Made a two-part sand mould for casting related bulb forms into bronze but it exploded at the foundry. :(
These are done using Sketchbook Mobile Android app which is pretty impressive, but without a decent stylus, still not as good as a paper and pen somehow…
Or, any excuse to get the glue gun & spraypaints out :). Was interested in taking something flat, constructing with it, and reverting it back to flat again. Very much process based. (I am sensing a theme here).
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Bizarrely this one captured her better than drawing direct from lifel.
The tutor made a good point; looking at the original drawing – and looking to improve it – you had to ask yourself to remember if the models shoulders / weight / hips / arms really were at that angle / length / position etc… ie all the questions you should also be asking your eyes whilst you are drawing in the first place…
Also it was funny everyone started to contort themselves a little bit whilst doing this drawing from memory; without the original model, we used ourselves as reference…
I know mum – who’s an illustrator – does this when drawing expressions of people for her work, so I ought not to be surprised really – it was just funny in a room full of people doing the same thing!