Sometimes even the bad ideas return in another form. Not sure if these will, neither am I entirely sure what I was doing here but it was fun making paper surfaces and working with carbon, graphite, chalk and paper stumps...oh and of course more bulbs and seed- heads.
|The beginning, working with carbon. It's a different type of finish great for smooth shiny areas and you can lay the basic form very quickly!|
|Making a mess! textured coloured smooth base for the Carbon.... A kitchen sink approach!|
|The point of abandonment.....accept the fact that it's not really working and move on!|
|Carbon and graphite on Fabriano Artistico. Not sure why I worked this large. Thought it would be easier with carbon to work larger. It remains unfinished and I reverted to type and moved on to butterflies.|
|Complexity, my I've drawn all of these individually prior to this and want to develop it.|
|My favourite kind of subject, detailed graphite, complex pattern and texture!|
There are two types of compositional ideas that I favour, the simple floating subject and the complex with intertwining parts with overlaps, patterns or transparencyand. I'm not really interested in too much in between, so look for interesting shapes and flowing lines, movement and the interaction between objects, sometimes I like to 'order' them and at other times I like to go with the natural lines Neither is it necessarily about a particular plant initially but more to do with a particular feel or atmosphere. I think this idea will be my focus for the remaining days of the challenge....but after the carbon chaos a few colouful butterflies are in order first!