Sketches from the #adrawingaday project (round 2)

A drawing a day is progressing well.

Still drawing on sticker blanks for #adrawingaday, a regular and simple project for sharpening drawing skills and also, unwinding at the end of the day. While I can’t noticeably see an improvement, hopefully I will be able to look back on this documentation and see it in the fullness of time.

Am finding it a bit easier to drawing what I see, as opposed to what I imagine seeing. Also, drawing what I want, as I visualised it beforehand, not liking what I draw, after the fact. Does this make sense?

Some definite themes emerging, however, I am sure to look back at some previous drawings would be to realise it is more a revisitation of pre-existing themes. Women, plants, fine lines and detail. Small, cramped thumbnail sketches! My old lecturer would roll his eyes at this – he would always encourage me to buy larger and larger papers, to give myself an expanse to create on. He is right!

belle epoch art noveau silouette illustration adrawingaday negative space profile silouette art noveau woman Drawn sticker grape leaves adrawingaday black and white

Goonbag label sparkling elderflower homemade brewed wine

A dark box and hand bring fearful tidings How flowers fruit circle of life diagram matron in victorian era dress black and white sketch beard pen drawing adrawingaday woman art noveau draped dressYou can also see part one of this #adrawingaday project here.

Daily updates on Instagram here.

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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