Works in progress, new ideas

Works in progress, sketch/draft

Works in progress, sketch/draft in biro

Works in progress

I have been drawing a little bit of late, and wanted to share the skritchy-scratch biro ones. They are small-scale and I am so rusty with bone structure, so they look awkward in places too. But, it’s an encouraging start, as I haven’t created any 2D works for years.

The ink layers glide over the top of each other and I find myself focused on reproducing the tonal contrasts that occur in fabric folds and draping. There’s also happy accidents that occur from using a frenetic approach. And I’ve learned that I’ll need to skill myself further in drawing hands and feet…

Works in progress, almost complete

Works in progress, almost complete

Progress on someone dancing - focus on drawing hands and feet

Progress on someone dancing – focus on drawing hands and feet

Works in progress on a dress pattern collage dress

Works in progress on a dress pattern collage dress

Conpleted feet, certainly quite rusty but definitely feet

Conpleted feet, certainly quite rusty but definitely feet

Progress on the face - took it to a dark place

Progress on the face – took it to a dark place

Completed biro collage dress pattern paper sketch

Completed biro collage dress pattern paper sketch

Completed - quite an elegant lady...

Completed – quite an elegant lady…

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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