Start At The Beginning

27 Jan

working drawing 1

Six months ago I had the privilege of working with my model, David who I’ve been working with for 10 years, the artist Marc Rees and filmmaker George Morris. On the first day I drew David in The Brangwyn Hall, which is an amazing place, built in the 1930s for the magnificent Brangwyn panels. On the first day I drew David, who was nude – we had screens around us as The Brangwyn Hall is a public space. I used newspaper and brown packing paper with chalks, charcoal and conté crayons and did about half a dozen drawings. This is where it all starts. I used newspaper and brown paper because these are working drawings, not finished pieces and if I’d used expensive, hand-made paper I would have been inhibited. At the end of the day I chose this drawing to turn into a monotype over the next couple of days.

George has produced a short film of our experience. I’m gobsmacked at how he’s edited such a cool film from three days of footage. Please check it out here….



“Nawr Yr Awr \ Now The Hero is an immersive theatrical experience that will take the audience on an extraordinary journey through three intertwining narratives of war; from Celtic history, the First World War, and today’s conflicts. 

Drawing on an epic poem, some rejected paintings, and an intimate portrait of a Swansea soldier serving today,  Marc Rees’ bold production brings the stories of war to life, but counterpoints the tragic telling with hope.”


10 Responses to “Start At The Beginning”

  1. kestrelart January 28, 2018 at 18:04 #

    Looks amazing

  2. Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2018 at 10:33 #

    Thanks Sheldon ☺

  3. Emma Cownie January 28, 2018 at 09:46 #

    Fantasic work, well done, Rosie.

  4. sheldonk2014 January 27, 2018 at 23:12 #

    This is so
    That I just couldn’t
    Watch it all
    I will save it
    For later ,very
    Beautiful,As Sheldon

  5. Phil Cooper January 27, 2018 at 22:59 #

    What a fantastic drawing Rosie, it has such power!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2018 at 10:33 #

      Thanks Phil. I find that working from photos just doesn’t have the intensity of working with real people


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