So it is over a year now since I graduated. I've done a bit of this and a bit of that, mostly trying to figure out what to do now! So after lots of trial and error, and ending up down a few to many dead ends, my head seems somewhat clearer about my way forward. So here I am, going right back to the beginning!
Learning to draw again and challenging the idea of what constitutes a drawing.
I want to explore the importance of drawing, not just for the sake drawing but for all art practices. I want people to broaden their views to the meaning of ‘drawing’ and of what a drawing can be.
What set me onto the path of ‘learning to draw’ (again) was realizing I hadn’t actually drawn anything for a long time, even in my last year of university, so when I came to actually make some drawings they left a lot to be desired.
At first I will be using traditional drawing materials such as pencil and charcoal, possibly trying pen, I will then move into using other materials such as paint, digital and 3D to explore further what a drawing is.
To begin with I expect the process will be quite methodical, using pencil to create drawings in quite technical and accurate ways, for example measured drawings, working from photographs etc.
I will then move onto working with charcoal and hopefully the drawings will become looser and more expressive.