Saturday, September 27, 2008

Life Drawing

Our current teacher insists on us drawing v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. This drawing is charcoal and chalk on brown paper.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I was dreaming, walking along with thoughts elsewhere and suddenly in front of me was a picture of nature at her most perfect. On the tree beside the library, almost every flower was suddenly open, every flower was perfect, not a petal dropped. The flowers were single, white with a rose blush. I couldn't stop looking.
I know if you stand and stare for a while, an image will stay in your brain a long while. I still remember some early daffodils in the botanical gardens in Hamburg. I also remember that I was having a love affair with physics when the beauty of the daffodils forced my thoughts away from ruminations about Capra's Tao of Physics.
I wonder if I will remember that I saw these blossoms on a particularly balmy Dunedin day. Next day was cool and today is very windy so probably these wee flowers have been blown off their stems.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Electronic version

In eArt we are also drawing self portraits. This one was made this afternoon using Adobe Illustrator.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First ... on black

Our home work for drawing is a series of self portrait sketches. The first one had to be on black, light source from one side. Not sure about the likeness, but you can tell I don't have central heating at my place.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Heinrich Duck watches the sunset

Here is Heinrich ... watching the sunset, dreaming of sitting for his portrait once again.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Why Mum?

In our eArt class we had to make a video with at least one loop and a 'synergistic sound track to mesh with the film loop'. My group of four learned how to shoot film in the lift well. Our films were all different but we still only used about 2% of the footage we shot. I am not sure Hollywood is going to hire us any time soon.