JOHN BUSBY SEABIRD DRAWING COURSE 2017 -23-fri-st-abbs
The last day, a bit disrupted because I had to take the van into the garage. Forgot my larger monoprinting perspex and consequently limited to A5 plates. Still having the feeling that I was only touching the surface of the field monoprinting….
These guillemots are pretty much what I already knew…but little things like the speckling for rock texture and the blockiness of the feet …as well as very quick definition of space through scraping out areas is exciting for me.
A pod of bottle-nosed dolphins went through several times. One with a pale leading edge to dorsal fin and one visible under water showing pale belly, possibly suckling youngster?
They were putting up the rafts of guillemots as they broke the surface. The swap from ‘negative ‘ drawing to brushed ‘positive’ for the dolphins in these 2 sketches giving food for thought….. there is something more descriptive of the elusive rise and fall and the moving water in the brushed drawing…
I could brush on blocks for the guillemot darks and then scrape into them to give more detail.
This last small print has something of the frenetic frenzy of the kittiwakes calling and spiralling on updrafts… more related to the sculpture than drawing I think…..