Thursday, January 31, 2008

rust & bags

Rust, Charcoal and Stitch are all included in these bags.

rust & things

I used this charcoal drawing as a start for the fabric piece seen here. The fabric had been rusted first and then layered with a charcoal sketch. Whats exciting about charcoal is that it doesnt all wash out so it becomes inherent to the piece.

In the piece there is a beautiful italian fabric that was given to me by an embroiderer.

The piece is worked with stitch to create a texture and background.


My lifedrawing group are having a exhibition in the Watergate Kilkenny in March. We meet once a week to draw in the Ormonde College. The lifedrawings I am showing here are all in charcoal, my favourite medium. I love the spontanity of the medium altough it can be difficult to keep clean.

The background of this drawing was rubbed over a chequerboard surface to create the rough background effect.
This is my favourite drawing due to the spontanity of the piece. It took 10 mins and I can see all the lines I used.