Harvest – studies

I am calling this piece a study but I don’t suppose it is – very rarely am I drawing from life at the moment – all sketches so far for this piece have been from my head, but i like something about the style of botanical illustration that is leading me to think I should take a sketchbook out or a pad and make some small drawing studies of plant life.  Almost frightened to say that I like the way this is developing but i have become a bit too precious with the piece – ideally this would combine with automatic mark making and figure drawing from imagination but I’m skirting around the issue of taking it in that direction.. we’ll see where it goes…

More preliminary sketches for harvest

Reviewing yesterday’s drawings always seems slightly more satisfying.  There are elements that have appeared from the marks that I am pleased with and 2 of the large scale pieces seem to have escaped from the restraint of those made earlier in the day.  After posting yesterday’s pieces i began work on a more detailed piece exploring leaf forms in place of muscle structure, so I’ve included a couple of images to start things off for today…