Layers of drawings from over the past year. Simple – curious about focusing on the eyes as inspiration – after Giacometti. ( seems I am still inspired by my visit to the Giacometti show at the Tate Modern )
This includes portraits of myself and portraits from the Kamalapur Railway community I have been drawing ( there are 15 portraits overlayed here. ) I am curious to overlay the entire sketchbook digitally and see how it looks ( there about 100 ink drawings in the book ) watch this space (!)
These drawings are all in situ drawings – i.e drawn on site in the location, not from photographs or memory.
Often I get carried away with the camera and my photographs’ are a big part of my art in the last few years, but the feel of the pen to paper while drawing on location is a different experience. I dont draw enough. The eye often misses so much vivid detail when we use the camera – as our focus is often on one aspect of the subject/object. But when drawing by hand one can immerse themselves fully in the subject. It is a powerful tool for me and often allows me to understand the relationship of the subject/object a lot clearer than when taking a fragmented photograph.