Drawing on copper of Paper Bark Birch

Drypoint on copper Jan 2014

I am finding myself enjoying dry point marks much more than normal etching marks on copper, this was a little trial to see how pressure effects the line quality, and I quite liked the outcome, and I could work into it more perhaps adding tone, what do you think?

‘Chronicle’ Topolski Studio’s Residents’ Reportage Drawing Exhibition

(Phew! What a mouthful!)

apart from the really hard to remember title of this exhibition it was really good a lot of really interesting and well observed reportage style drawings crammed onto a few walls of space at the Campus of my university. Saw it last week, so early February .

not sure if there is anything else on the web about this show, but worth a Google about the artist Topolski if you have never heard of him before. (like I hadn’t)

Drawing show

Westonbirt collaborative piece

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.

Visitors drawings

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.

.three sheets of A1, and ink

Detail of ink

Detail of ink

Detail of ink

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 !

https://alisonsloggett.com/exhibition/