Monthly Archives: October 2014

Recent Drawings


There are nine new images in the Drawings Gallery from today, a selection of my favourites from September and October. I consciously tried to reduce the number of outline shapes, preferring to get lines and marks working together to create forms. I also try to avoid standard hatching to mimic tonal areas. When dark areas occur, as in 9-10-14-04, they are formed through the accretion of a variety of types of mark making. Because drawing is very gradual and quite controlled, I’ve tried to allow freer marks by occasionally pushing the pen using both hands, drawing blindly while observing other forms, turning the page or using my weaker hand. This way I can avoid some of the routine stylisms that would otherwise spew out, knowing that I am controlling the developing form as a whole.

Playlist, September 2014

Goat – Hide From The Sun – Commune

Goat – World Music – album

John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again – Kongos

Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

The Wytches – Wire Frame Mattress – Annabel Dream Reader

David Bowie – After All – The Man Who Sold The World

T. Rex – The Slider – The Slider

T. Rex – Cadilac – The Slider

King Crimson – Lament – Starless And Bible Black

Amplifier – Black Rainbow – All The World’s A Stage

Joy Division – Shadowplay – Unknown Pleasures

David Bowie – Low – album

Slade – Do You Want Me – B-Sides

Jimi Hendrix – Angel – Cornerstones

The Beatles – Dear Prudence – The White Album

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – Electric Ladyland

Gangahr – Powder – Transgressive 10

Underworld – Dirty Epic – Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Neu! – See Land – Neu! ’75