Recycled Head

29 May


I’ve been rummaging through the drawers in my studio and finding loads of prints, cyanotypes and drawings that didn’t make the grade, so I’m reusing them. It’s a pity to waste the paper because it’s good quality. This is a piece of Bockingford, around A3 size, with a cyanotype that didn’t work out. I did a quick scribble of Husb as he was working on his laptop, using black and white conte crayons and a carbon stick. I don’t like working on a pristine white surface, it’s too intimidating; working on top of old art is much easier.

10 Responses to “Recycled Head”

  1. Jo Dunn May 31, 2013 at 21:14 #

    heh heh it’s good 🙂

  2. martinsdoodles May 30, 2013 at 12:33 #

    Nice bit of recycling

  3. Terri at Time To Be Inspired May 30, 2013 at 06:37 #

    I’m all for working on existing work. It can be helpful to have some guidelines imposed – even if you did create them yourself! Lovely sketch, Rosie.

  4. notes to the milkman May 29, 2013 at 21:34 #

    I read that Max Ernst developed his frottage technique because he suffered from ‘artist’s block’ when faced with a pristine white canvas or paper.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 29, 2013 at 21:39 #

      That’s an interesting story; I’m with him on that one.

  5. glenis g May 29, 2013 at 21:23 #

    Lovely sculptural tone.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 29, 2013 at 21:31 #

      Thank you. I think that drawing over an existing image helps….

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