Whilst drawing my portrait and stopping at various levels of completion, I came across the aesthetically appealing unfinished appearance of some of them. There was something piercing in the eyes left as outlines and areas of darkness contrasting with each others.
Looking into this further:
After my first study of Madrid that involves sketchbook pages, memory and text, I wanted to focus more on details and intricacy. I started this study with my sketchbooks open around me, with collected receipts, tickets and sketches of art from the galleries I visited. I wanted the time it takes to create to be an important factor in my current art because as I draw new ideas and memories surface, letting my mind wander back to my experiences in Madrid. Here there is a range of focuses – detailed drawings, recreated blind sketches, representations of art and written text. I will be adding to this each day until I feel it is completed.
To create art following on from my trip to Madrid I have studied my sketchbooks and taken in conversations I’ve recorded and conjured up memories to involved in my work Using a collage of these in a mind-map of ideas I have recreated aspects of my experiences; without a main focus in the work I have had to consider composition and colour, whilst also being free with my recordings and letting my subconscious and memory lead.
Materials: Fine liners, oil pastel and watercolour. Lining paper with sketchbook pages.