What I Did All Day

16 Aug

Final 1

For the past two days I’ve been working with other artists in a public artspace doing what we do, making art and letting anyone in to see how we do it. I did a very large drawing on two layers; the background on brown parcel paper and the foreground figures in thick tracing parchment.

The background is a local street scene and the figures are based on drawings I made during a street art performance event last summer, Disruption II. I have sketchbooks full of scenes scribbled on the hoof and it’s hard to find a way to use them, so I was well pleased that I found a format for developing them.

The drawing is huge, taller than me and I ended up with really sore arms because I was drawing over my head. I used a reed pen that cost me about 50p and black drawing ink. It was a very physical drawing experience.

Here’s the drawing gestating below.

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About 70 people came in over the two days, which we’re well pleased with. A lot stayed to do some art themselves and talked to each of us about our methods and sources. It was a mixed bunch too, not just artanistas. We’re hoping to do something like this regularly because we want to demystify art; there’s too much posing in the art world and too much nonsense written about it.

13 Responses to “What I Did All Day”

  1. kestrelart August 17, 2013 at 20:03 #


  2. carolg1849 August 17, 2013 at 07:50 #

    great stuff !

  3. Helen Cherry August 16, 2013 at 23:14 #

    It all sounds wonderful Rosie.. I love all those curls on the figure lying down..

  4. veronicacay August 16, 2013 at 22:57 #

    great drawings and you will probably feel exhausted and sore for a week after that mammoth effort – a well deserved rest 🙂

  5. mags August 16, 2013 at 22:55 #

    Looks brilliant – love the whole idea!

  6. notes to the milkman August 16, 2013 at 22:41 #

    A grand day out was had by all!


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