Sunday, 27 November 2011

GETTING STARTED

I spent a great morning last Tuesday being shown behind the scenes at the Oxford Natural History Museum. Getting up close and personal to the collections of British moths and beetles. So as you can imagine I have a vast amount of resource material to work from now.
Consequently I have a number of sketch book pages underway. I have posted

a few in various states. Non of them are anywhere near complete, but it gives you some idea of how I build up these drawings.


A quick list of techniques used here, gum arabic transfer, photo copy/magazine and acrylic transfer, white acrylic paint drawing, indian ink washes, bleached Quink ink, label collage and a sneaky bit of pencil drawing.







7 comments:

Printed Material said...

You can't beat a sneaky bit of pencil drawing....bet you were in your element in Oxford. Lucky you. Know you will make the maximum use of this opportunity and can't wait to see where this leads you next.

Are you curious about me? said...

I'm sure that your just teasing us with these images.. I bet your head is overloaded with amazing ideas.. Can't wait for the next installment..

Gina said...

Fabulous images Sue.

Wendy Rhodes said...

Fascinating to have this 'behind the scenes' glimpse into how you start building your pages, they're little works of art in their own right. Thank you for showing us. x

Carole said...

Ohhhh how lovely is resource material! Beautiful images so far.

Jacqui Dodds said...
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Jacqui Dodds said...

Lovely sketchbooks - looking forward to seeing more and what comes next :-)