It has been sometime since my last blog entry at the end of last year. My focus was on a couple of projects and a competition for a visiting artist programs…. If all goes well with the jury I might have some good news to share in the not too distant future. After the holiday sales and season, I needed a break to to the usual ceramic process and pointed myself towards another creative direction: illustration. it began as an illustrated series of sketches called” drawings in motion” drawings done while using public transport like the bus or metro….. Logging the mileage from start to finish of each drawing as to time to compose a drawing by the distance travelled. It is an interesting exercise in control where you can note the lack to a tight illustration due to a sudden movement or motion that is incontrollable…. The illustrated series is dedicated to a series of steampunk animals in battle gear with hidden meanings nestled between the fine lines of ink.
(Above) You can see some single sketches of the series which is still a work in progress. Just a glimpse to give you an idea of my creative process. from these sketches I will re-elaborate to transform them onto a new series of decorative ceramics in some manner. Right now I am not sure how the illustrations will effect the shapes or forms when painted on ceramics but I have some ideas which i am still toying around with. I’ll keep you all posted as soon as things evolve……..