Small drawings, Art Noveau

Recent Art Noveau influenced thumbnail drawings

A drawing a day is the project I have set for myself recently. I have been keeping the drawings very small. I have lot of blank stickers, so have been using these to do the small, fast, inky sketches. I also am reading a book on Art Noveau by Alastair Duncan.

duncan nouvaeau

I think some of the influences of Duncan’s book are showing very heavily in a lot of the imagery. My attempts to ‘sacrifice logic on the alter of beauty’ are (hopefully) noticeable in looping whorls of the fabric, intricate delicate flora entwining and the overly patterned décor.

Drawing art nouveau winter field Foreground background fields bushes sketch Sketch woman wallpaper Barefoot woman sketch Lobster drawing Slug riding snail in the garden

Androgenous person drawing fine lines Beekeepers sketch of middle ages skeps Drawing of sea monster mouth and teeth wasp bumble bee honey bee sketch differences between Honeybee wasp bumblebee Blue ink foliage sketch Quick ink sketch veiny leaves Drawings bird tree leaves and thistle Floral print lindy bop woman Cobweb morning dew black and white drawing Hidden woman feathers sketch Hidden woman feathers Boot sock heel uneven comic Wine toots ink drawing How does an airlock work drawing Gas fermentation wine making sketch Portraits of women wall paper sketch

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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