Friday, May 27, 2016

Observations


These silhouettes feel like they've been engraved in my mind.
I see them every day at sunrise and at sunset.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

So Now What: Decisions


Above is a diary comic I did in 2012 where I was asking myself some questions then about my marks. About drawing and knowing when the mark would feel like mine and how I would know. Considering the month I wrote that (May 2012) and recently, having just completed an exploration in marks with my Marks & Strokes project (see my sketch book page in the same month (May 2016), it does feel eerie. The years have gone by quickly since leaving CCS and I remember questioning some of these things while I was there too. This of course spilled over upon my return home to Trinidad. I saw myself playing and exploring different styles and comics trying to figure out what felt right for me. The time I took to answer these questions: what type of stories I was interested in and what I wanted my marks to look like has been worth it.

The Marks & Strokes process and sketch book postings lead me to create some interesting techniques and stories. Some of which I would be taking further as I get working on some new stories for my comics. This process has helped me re-evaluate my existing projects I haven't updated for some time. I will be revising these projects deciding what I should continue with and what I should put aside until next year. You will be seeing some new work and revisions to existing projects including Undiscovered on my Tumblr. Starting this month, I won't be posting as many sketch book drawings as before, but occasionally when time permits. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to view my blog. I hope by sharing my process with you that it has inspired you to not give up but to keep working and creating.

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!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A good view


I like the simplicity of this compostion. The stillness of the figure lying down
and the movement of the feet in the background.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Feeder, the Taker


The Feeder (mother) and the Taker (child). The 'mother' figure almost looks like she's
floating and the 'child' figure keeps reaching. Being a mother myself there never seems to be
enough of me to share...my son is growing quickly and I'm needed constantly. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Talking to Sara


For some reason this drawing reminds me of linocut. Linocut always gave
these extra textures, lines that I liked. I did this one with brush and ink.

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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Marks & Strokes:the conclusions

Today I wanted to talk about the conclusions I formed from experimenting with different tools. Some months ago I began doing a few small things which lead me to this Marks & Strokes process and my sketch book was one of the main avenues that helped me figure out some things. Experimenting, trying new ways of approaching a subject has always been really important me. It has paid off numerous times by expanding my knowledge, forcing me to dig deeper and improving my skills.



A few examples from my Small Ideas sketch book project last year and the experimenting of one panel stories using different mediums.


During this project I removed all the critical voices in my head, making the journey of discovery more surprising and refreshing. What was I trying to accomplish? I wasn't sure, it just felt like something I needed to do. But I did notice my approach to my drawing and writing shifting and transforming. To realise some of the answers I was seeking were in me all the time gave me a sense of peace. I think this experiment made me go back to some things I knew before in order for me to move forward. This is a process I can see myself revisiting again as I don't believe my learning stops here. It has opened up my heart and my mind to possibilities in my storytelling. I'm excited to see where it will all take me.

A new approach: this image was created using a stick and brush.