Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

See T'Hed Twelve for previous progressions... Note: I did Twelve and Thirteen in the same sitting and used most of the same decisions on both, other than placement of the faces... so the texts will be repeated both days. Going forward there should be some interesting changes... stay tuned... Starting with some blue, textured drawing … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twelve

See T'Hed Eleven for previous progressions... Starting with some blue, textured drawing stock, I needed to decide course, material, and shapes... as well as volume (how many faces...). I considered what colours play off the blue the best... I wanted a yellow sky and dark (brown) ground so the faces could pop if they remained … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twelve

working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

See T'Hed Ten for previous progressions... Note: I am repeating the same words as yesterday, as I feel they are relevant here and both drawings were done at the same time. I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

See T'Hed Eight for previous progressions... Where am I in this one? A dark mood emerging, resolute to move forward with this project... sounds good to me. I used the slate grey paper with gouache on top... I blended the base colours with white to give them more depth and volume. I can't decide if … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten

See T'Hed Nine for previous progressions... I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should draw in only black charcoal or add colours... I saw the outcomes clearly in my mind and I didn't feel the colours, but perhaps I'd … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seven

See T'Hed Six for previous progressions... As stated yesterday, both Six and Seven reflect my crummy moods of late... Yesterday, I acknowledged some anger and sadness... this one makes me think I am receding into an empty space of icky feelings. I'm shrinking and loosing form (my self) and the happiness (yellow shapes) are all … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seven

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Six

See T'Hed Five for previous explorations... It's been a couple of days since the last drawing and I'm feeling stressed out! Maybe it's the news of Covid flaring up all over the place, maybe it's that I need to redo some work for University and just don't feel like it, but I know I need … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Six

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Five

See T'Hed Four for previous progressions... As written yesterday: I've shifted to a thick, textured drawing paper. This is a creme coloured paper. I found some tonal Conte & charcoal sticks to play with and was uncertain about the blending, or to keep it messy. Full disclosure: I pulled my back again and it is … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Five

New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro

I was listening to one of my Spotify mixes the other day, the Playlist is called "The Buzz", I believe. It's controlled by someone else and I enjoy how it is always evolving and adding new songs. A very catchy song came on with the refrain "Pablo Picasso isn't an asshole". I was preoccupied with … Continue reading New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro

My First Graders get into making Messy Charcoal Flowers

I approached this material a little differently. I told my students to get dirty! (See the pics below) I started with showing them some charcoal sticks, ribbing them on my fingers to shows how easy it was to get messy, then smearing and smudging it on papers. Showed them how to make different lines: thick, … Continue reading My First Graders get into making Messy Charcoal Flowers