The Essential Elements

30 Jan



I went to the launch of ‘Nawr Yr Arwr / Now The Hero’ last Friday. I was besides myself with excitement! But I still had a scribble. I usually do. This young actor, Mathew Prichard, in World War 1 uniform stood to attention throughout the launch. I drew him in my A4 brown paper sketchbook from Seawhites of Brighton using black and white conté crayons. It was tough getting the hat right, hats are hard! But I’m pleased with the result, I worked very quickly, capturing the basic details of the face, the essential elements.




The launch event featured a short film about me and my model, David, by filmmaker George Morris, here it is below…..



“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.”

8 Responses to “The Essential Elements”

  1. Emma Cownie January 31, 2018 at 18:10 #

    Congratulations (again) on the video, Rosie. Its great to have a short film made about your work and inspiration.

    • Rosie Scribblah February 1, 2018 at 05:54 #

      Thanks Emma. George the filmmaker did such a good job editing down 3 days of footage!

      • Emma Cownie February 1, 2018 at 08:50 #

        Wow. It must have been quite a surprise how it turned out if they did 3 days of filming!

      • Rosie Scribblah February 4, 2018 at 02:04 #

        It was! 🙂

  2. Sharon Mann January 31, 2018 at 03:07 #

    Wow, amazing video!

  3. Hansi January 31, 2018 at 01:14 #

    Nothing better than drawing on brown paper and using white for highlights.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 31, 2018 at 10:32 #

      I love doing it – brings a completely different dimension to the work

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