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Art

life drawing

Last week saw me returning to Life Drawing class. I’ve included my efforts though I feel I was a bit rusty and unprepared. Five terms have passed since I last drew a human figure from life. We chose our own … Continue reading

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Qu Leilei @ Ashmolean

The Ashmolean, Oxford, isn’t my favourite gallery after today. Their display lighting is abysmal. For the first five minutes I thought there was something on my glasses. I gave them a good wipe with the little bit of cloth they … Continue reading

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cakes

I was taken by this photo of the Mondrian cake in the Guardian. Then maybe not: as I write this evening, I agree with the comment which says the chocolate is wrong; it should be marzipan, or perhaps darker chocolate. … Continue reading

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joyous

I’m reminded that I haven’t posted anything at all this month. We have been doing exercises in free thinking creativity. I’m not sure that’s what it’s called, more like directionless expression. The idea was to make charcoal marks for twenty … Continue reading

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pin screen animation: Michèle Lemieux

I’m not going to say too much about this because it’s all here on this video. I love short films and I love stop-frame animation, for years. Though I have the means, although basic, I’ve yet to try it myself. … Continue reading

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doodling: conceiving ideas unconsciously

This broken economy of ours is killing me. It’s dawned on me I no longer doodle. I think the reason is during this recession I’m either laid-off, in which case I never find myself in dull office moments with pen … Continue reading

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tony meeuwissen@corinium museum

Tony Meeuwissen has a small exhibit currently showing in Cirencester. One thing about the modest gallery space behind the gift shop in the museum is when they display the work of someone as accomplished as Meeuwissen, it’s brimming with goodness. … Continue reading

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