Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Rainy Day!


I usually have a small square sketch book in my bag at UWI and
I've been doing little sketches when I get the chance. This was one of
those sketches that I did after my class, while I waited for the rain to stop.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

My memory


A sketch book drawing I did at lunch time of students and yes there is someone sleeping on the bench. At UWI there are these areas where the benches are shaded by huge trees and I was trying to compare this scene to the many times I visited Dartmouth College while I was at CCS. It's really not the same because it's just two different places but while I sketched that sense of feeling like I was at this other place made me remember and miss being there.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Contour Drawing


This is one of three contour drawings I did recently in drawing class. I was surprised
by the outcome of this line drawing, I haven't done this type of exercise in a while and I really
like the form of it and there's a nice expression going on by the mouth too.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hello!

Hello everybody! Things have been very quiet on my blog because I've just started my degree in Literatures in English at UWI and I'm very happy to be finally doing this, I've wanted to do this for sometime, maybe some years...I'm not really going to go into all the details of what brought me here but I would say it's really important to do the thing sometimes because the thing just needs to be done. My school schedule has been very hectic but in spite of the numerous readings, deadlines and assignments, I'm enjoying the whole process so far. I wrote my first essay for Prose Fiction class on Characterisation based on the book, Jane Eyre which made me think about the feminist writers I like. It's only been a couple weeks and I've noticed you have to have an opinion about something and you have to be brave about what you're trying to say in order to say it and for others to understand it. Doing my degree is going to make everything else in my life very interesting for sure.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In the army


Saw this image in an old magazine. Somehow in my interpretation of this person he
looks sad and stressed than the original image. I like when I can find that balance
 in drawing something that feels right instead of focusing on the act of doing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

An exchange



When I did this image, I decided to colour it grey just to see what I would get. The grey does add something to the scene, maybe it's late at night? What's this young girl doing there and who are these figures in the distance? I love when the creation of images just happen by chance through exploration, by not overthinking and just going with a feeling. I get excited to see what I can do next!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Protector


I would like to think that we all have a Protector, someone who's there for us.
They somehow are always in the right place at the right time. An angel, a good friend.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Marks&Strokes:the images III


One of the main things I learned during the process of  experimenting, is it allowed me to see my ideas from a different angle. It pushed me to think beyond what I would normally do, for example, doing my 'test' marks on circular paper which resulted in creating a connection between the images of four women dancing which later lead to my Movers sketch.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Marks & Strokes: the things


As promised I'm sharing with you some of the things I used during this project of exploring marks and strokes. I've been exploring this for some time now–line, mark, texture, shape. You would have seen some of this exploration playing out in my sketch book postings. The pencil, brush and ink, paint, pen, markers...but late last year I posted a sketch book drawing (Together) on Facebook and my friend Wendell McShine gave me some advice to experiment with different tools other than a brush.

I got very excited about this because I felt like he understood what I was trying to do and it forced me to look deeper at my work. So my new tools became anything and everything I could use to make a mark. Eventually I settled on a few and the image above shows some of the tools I selected and the marks I created. I even numbered the sticks so I could record properly what I used and the results. It felt like a science project and I wanted to store everything in a container and a bottle which made this whole process refreshing.

I'll be posting some of the images I created from this process, some I've posted on my sketch book page. Also I'll explain what I used for each image I created and what I learned. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Glimpse


An experimentation using different tools. I'll post more about my
marks and strokes sketch book project soon and the drawings from the container.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Friends


These were drawings I did separately but saw a 'conversation' between the three images.
This was an experiment in drawing with a different tool and I liked the way it looked.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Altered


This one is from a new sketch book I made. After I did this face
I realised that one of the eyes looked smaller than the other one.
It made her look strange but kinda beautiful.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spin


Did this one in my sketch book today. It reminded me of those days as a
teenager when there was nothing to do. Feeling like nobody would ever
understand anything, and spinning helped pass the time.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Marks & Strokes 2


So this is a project I began earlier this year, although I feel like I've been
exploring this for a really long time. It's pushing me into places I didn't know
I could go. This year began like that for some reason. Feels good to me.
I'm storing my samples in this container and I'll post some of them later. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Put it back


A few ideas for stories about boys keep creeping into my
sketchbook for the past few months. I'll see where they take me.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Marks & Strokes


I've been experimenting with making marks, it's an ongoing investigation for me how
much I can push myself to keep exploring. Instead of doing them on square pieces of paper
I did them circular which does affect the image, the energy of the marks.