Drawing On Rubbish

28 Jul

I tried something different for the final, one hour, pose at life drawing last week. I had these four pieces of paper that had been coated with yellow printing ink. I’d fished them out of a bin and they’d been knocking around for ages. So I loosely taped them to my drawing board and drew our model right across them, with conte crayon and Daler Rowney soft pastels. I liked doing it, drawing over the separate pieces sort of distracted me and I didn’t obsess so much about it. The rough texture of the paint adds something as well. I also like recycling stuff, I never throw anything away. I’m always surprised at the amount of stuff that ends up thrown away as rubbish in the bin at the workshop.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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