In Someone Else’s Zone

1 Apr

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Husb and I went to a performance drawing event at the excellent local artspace, Creative Bubble, this evening to see artist Glan Jenkins working on a new drawing. I draw all the time so I’m used to being completely in the zone, cut off from the rest of the world as I get immersed in the emotional and physical experience of drawing. But this was the first time I have become immersed in someone else’s drawing experience. I was in the zone as Glan worked on his giant drawing and it was great to feel like that and yet have clean hands at the end. Result!

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I scribbled as Glan drew, into my A5 hardbacked sketchbook with graphite sticks in three colours – black, grey and gold. It’s always a challenge to draw figures in movement, I find that I end up working on a composite as it’s impossible to draw quickly enough to capture a fleeting movement.

6 Responses to “In Someone Else’s Zone”

  1. allesistgut April 2, 2015 at 07:44 #

    Great job! Your drawings are so vivid. I love them! Happy Easter! 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah April 2, 2015 at 09:01 #

      Thank you. And a very happy Easter to you too, hope you get lots of chocolate eggs 🙂

  2. paperstew April 2, 2015 at 00:38 #

    I love your sketches of Glan. Curious, what drawing tools was he using? Markers? India Ink? I couldn’t quite tell from the FB photos.
    I can imagine that you were quite smugly enjoying not getting your fingers dirty! 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah April 2, 2015 at 09:01 #

      Oh yes, I came away clean, for once LOL. He was using compressed charcoal in various shades of grey as well as black. I think the paper was Fabriano Accademica.

  3. Sharon Mann April 1, 2015 at 23:01 #

    Wonderful drawings and the experience must have been awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

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