April 18 - 29
Before I began spending at time at Lulworth I put together a few ideas about how I was going to go about getting the images I needed and wanted. This was incredibly helpful as it gave me a chance to figure out a way forward and then something to work to when actually out and about. It was also great as it set some boundaries that ultimately ensured I was focused and productive.
Some of these ideas worked and some didn't but it was fun planning them out and trying them out on location!
Within the two weeks I wanted to move away from drawing in my usual way and purely by accident, whilst working alongside a friend in the studio, discovered the joy of watercolour pencils . I 'borrowed' said pencils and went out for a walk along to Dungy Head and beyond. The results were surprising as my images suddenly had a new freshness to them, an extra something which I have gone on and used, working from these rough sketches to inform my printmaking and final, polished images.
In contrast to this I worked with monotone watercolour pencils in order to create a similar texture but retain the simplicity of my sketches.