This was a bit of a cheat , i had missed loads of days so i divided up my page and did loads of little sketches of british birds, cus I love em!
It was Shakespeares 400th anniversary of his birth the other day , and i was watching the RSC programme on the bbc , they had extracts from shakespear , opera and dance which these very loose sketches was my attempt to capture a dance between othello and desdemona, big heavy marks for othello and more fluid delicate marks for desdemona.
It has been a busy and emotional kind of month. and I will admit that i have missed a few days (9 to be precise!) sketching this month, and sometimes it has felt like a chore. (which is worrying as i have only been doing it 3 months and have another 9 month ahead of me!)
BUT , this month (December) it is my aim to be consistent and put more effort into my sketches, to get myself back on track .
I am going to try to gather some different materials to try drawing with , and maybe think about choosing a theme for this month, like just focus on people and portraits, as it is a family time of year for me.
As always thanks for looking and reading , and good luck in any projects you have going on!
Here are a few of the better sketches that I did during october, for the challenge I set myself, randomly, of doing the Sketch a day for a year. I Hope that this will improve my drawing skills and just keep me in the habit of making things and sketching .
I also hope to post at least once a month on here, of my best ones, but I will be posting everyday ( most of the time) on instagram. It is a good motovational tool to help me complete my sketch a day!
If you would like to follow me on there to see everydays attempts, just search alisonsloggett!
Screen Printing on Fabric, and mono printing using a small etching press
Simple Screen printing using paper stencil to make a repeat pattern
Used wiping, cotton buds, and plant material, and taking a second print so sometimes got a positive and negative, when using things like plant bits.
I was invited to attend a little gathering at the Print co operative I recently joined, to meet with some of the other new members. Tea ,chatting and a bit of print making, jolly good Sunday afternoon I think !
a big thank you to the followers of this blog for spending a few moments of your time having a look at my work!
I am Working on this very large piece, for my Westonbirt exhibition.
It will be made up of lots of little drawings that I gathered from visitors to westonbirt in a week in April.
I asked them to draw their favourite part of the tree or a part they found interesting.
Now I am going to put them all together hopefully to make a whole tree out of the parts they have drawn.
These are some images of the first stages, I wanted a bit of colour in there so the background will be inked in the shape of a tree, the pics above are some of the details of the ink, which I have been letting do its own thing up to a point, to create interesting marks and layers !