Monday, 27 November 2017
Thursday, 23 November 2017
I was asked by an American design company recently to resurrect my 'POLYGRAPH NUDES' style, to which I happily obliged.
Over the years, this particular way of drawing has attracted the interest of many architects, interior designers, fabric designers and students. Therefore, when I was asked to supply some drawings for a hip hotel currently being built in New York City, I saw this as a good excuse to, at long last, explore this style again and see if I can evolve it.
Below you will see a rather belated attempt at a male figure...I'm not sure that it's particularly successful, either, as it does look somewhat androgynous. However, I rather like it, so maybe I should consider including more male figures in the future?
Below: Male Abdomen, Ink on Paper, September 2017
It's been a while since I've posted anything. The reason for that, is that I've had two other projects on the go simultaneously, so this painting has been on the backburner since the summer. It's the second part of a trilogy, and since I restarted a couple of weeks ago, progress has been pretty brisk. That can only mean one thing: I'm about to do something to it that will take months of correcting ( at least, that's what usually happens when things seem to be going well ).
Acrylic On Canvas, 60cm x 60cm, 2017
Below: How it started, earlier this year.
Below: ( extreme close-up with harsh light to accentuate contours ) adding colour, and building structure using grid lines by masking alternating strips of canvas.
Below: As it is on 23rd Nov 2017, photographed during the fading light of the afternoon ( it starts to get dark at 4pm in the UK now - very impractical! ).