Keď sa pozriete na kresby tohto švédskeho ilustrátora, Milesa Johnstona, budete mať zaručene zimomriavky. Kreslením týchto kresieb strávi Miles niekedy až 30 hodín. Všetky jeho nápady k nemu prichádzajú prostredníctvom životných skúseností, a práve preto vyzerajú tak pravdivo a reálne. Pri pohľade na tieto temné, čiernobiele kresby máte pocit, že sa vaše najtemnejšie myšlienky a emócie stávajú skutočnými a ovplyvňujú vaše telo. Sú to tváre, ktoré nám aj bez slov povedia veľmi veľa.
Since I've spent the weekend in bed recovering, I spent some time going back over old scans that I think were done poorly and readjusting the values a bit. I used to have a bad habit of pushing the contrast too much and generally being a bit lazy with it. Had a ton of fun working on this one, trying to visualize how light would strike an inverted face, I find it fun trying to imagine putting my own face into hers and taking a little look through the eye holes.
So! its finished. always a bittersweet feeling, a mixture of satisfaction, disappointment, anticipation and excitement . I love drawing more than I love to do anything else. If you want to see the original someday it will be hanging at @beinartgallery this July in Melbourne. Lots of love. Size is 15x15cm
Dazzled I like to keep up a steady diet of podcasts, lectures and audiobooks while I'm working on drawings to help keep a flow of new information coming in. Over the past couple years I have listened to some really great Buddhist speakers talk about the concept of impermanence and the kinds of suffering it can cause. I think this seems fairly obvious to most people when we think about the bigger things, the loss of relationships, the death of ourselves and everyone we will ever know, the collapse of entire civilisations, or maybe even the inevitable demise of our planet as it gets swallowed up by our Sun turning into a red giant. It wasn't actually any of those things that my mind went to first, instead it was with older mundane memories of totally absurd dissatisfaction around normal day to day moments that it resonated most strongly. It actually feels almost embarrassing or self indulgent to write this example down, but in the spirit of honesty I will anyway. It used to be a really exciting occasion when my dad would order a pizza delivery instead of us eating home cooking. I remember one moment, where right as I was totally immersed in that momentum of desire and hunger before you begin eating a delicious meal, this strange realisation and sadness came over me. No matter how delicious, no matter how long it took, no matter how intense the pleasure of eating, soon enough it would inevitably be over. Once it had come to pass, it didn't seem to matter how good the food had been, in some sense the hunger had all been a lie, it was still now, I was still me and the satisfaction it had promised could never last. It felt like the pizza was already gone before I even began eating it. The pull into the future of the hunger would be replaced by tiredness, thirst, boredom or pain. It bothered me because I couldn't shake the feeling that somehow my whole life would pass in exactly the same manner. No matter what I did, what peaks of ecstacy I reached or which depths of suffering I was unfortunate enough to endure, I had this horrible feeling that it ultimately didn't matter.(No matter how long and full the life I lived) You can extrapolate to the extreme, just for..
A new pencil piece I've been ticking away on this week titled 'drained'. This was one of those ideas that spontaneously popped out of nowhere when I was walking someplace. I wasn't entirely sure whether the intended effect made sense, so it was very satisfying exploring and trying to make it work. I liked the idea of taking an approximate 2D outline of a brain and turning it into an object in perspective. I've been recording a lot of timelapse footage and bits and pieces of my day recently with the intention of editing it together into something. Hope everyone is doing good!
Finished up this one! It's called Mode of Ignoring. Pencil on moleskine, approx 13cm across. Took me a while to finish. I'm constantly in disbelief at the kind words and support from everyone on here and wanted to say thanks for the 50k. You have all helped me to take the leap into making the work I truly want to do in a way that is surreal to think about. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, let's all make some beautiful art with this brief time we have <3
I have been working on a special set of hand embellished prints for @mooncranepress over this past week. We will be releasing 3 designs, all available in both regular and hand finished editions, as part of an upcoming collaboration of exciting projects. 10 of the prints have been lovingly altered with red inks and metallic golden swirly eyes. If you want to be first to know about when they are available, please consider signing up for my mailing list, which is linked in my bio and on my website. All the best!
Scanned some stoofs today. I've been teaching over the past couple of weeks at SARA, and after tomorrow will have a nice four week block of free time to work on my own stuff. Lately I feel like I've had a bad relationship to the internet and social media. While I deeply appreciate and am grateful for the support I get on here, I'm too concerned about being active online and not enough about focusing on my own artistic growth. I think it is causing me to always want to be finishing smaller projects instead of investing in time into bigger deeper pieces. I'm going to spend the time really challenging muself to start a large painting and make some steps towards the kind of artist I want to be in the longer term. Much love.
Čo hovoríte na tieto kresby? Cítite sa niekedy podobne?