New Direction

8 Dec

crib sheet image

This morning I was helping to set up my new exhibition at The Brunswick in Swansea. I’m showing with members of an arts collective I’m in, 15 Hundred Lives, and we’ve put together a show of painting, photomontage and drawing / printmaking. I’ve done something new for this exhibition.  For years, I’ve been wandering the streets with my sketchbooks, a set of drawing pens and a digital camera, recording what I see in front of me. This combines my digital images with my sketchbook drawings. I made solvent transfer prints of the digital work onto top quality art paper and then, using my sketchbook drawings as my source, I drew on top of the transmuted imagery, either with traditional dip pens or Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens.

The original drawing here was done while I was queuing at the Civic Centre. These two women sat opposite; I think they were related. The transfer print in the background was taken locally in Wind Street and then digitally manipulated before being used in the solvent transfer process. It’s a big change from the nudes that are normally my subject matter and the monotype and blockprinting processes I usually use in my work. It’s an interesting new direction for me.

15 Responses to “New Direction”

  1. Lemon December 17, 2013 at 21:37 #

    I really love the direction your work is taking, Rosie. Nice job! Wish I lived closer (like the same country, for starters 😉 so I could come to a show.

    • Rosie Scribblah December 18, 2013 at 09:27 #

      Thank you. It’s a never ending process,being an artist.

      • Lemon December 20, 2013 at 19:02 #

        That’s what I LOVE about it–and sometimes it’s like having a super power. 😉

      • Rosie Scribblah December 21, 2013 at 17:02 #

        hahaha that’s a good one 😀

  2. jhv57 December 16, 2013 at 21:32 #

    A promising new direction

  3. Rachel Marsh December 15, 2013 at 22:41 #

    Love this, this is a really interesting technique.

    • Rosie Scribblah December 16, 2013 at 21:53 #

      Thanks, I’ll do more in the new year

      • Rachel Marsh January 3, 2014 at 18:14 #

        You’re welcome, and cool 🙂 Hope you had a good holiday season and happy new year, too.

  4. The Blithering Idiot December 10, 2013 at 16:25 #

    Very nice

    • Rosie Scribblah December 10, 2013 at 22:15 #

      Thank you. I have a large arse staring at me as I write this 😀

  5. notes to the milkman December 9, 2013 at 10:00 #

    They don’t look anything like One Direction!

  6. cavepainter December 9, 2013 at 01:33 #

    Looks really good. I like the bulging perspective of the background, and how crisp the black lines are on top of the colors. 🙂

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