Dear Cleo 17 07 09

It was good to see you and Auby today especially as you won the silver medal for maths you are a very clever girl you just keep trying hard at stuff and you will win more medals and more prizes.

Figure 1 (17 07 09 01) Blind drawings 1 Ink on A4 cartridge

I have been doing blind drawings I did these in my sketchbook the other day and have spent the last couple of days wondering if it would be possible to learn to draw blind.

I thought hard about how I draw, when I draw I use my spare hand as a measuring tool for angles distances and proportions transferring these to the drawing as necessary. My spare hand spare hand can touch and measure the glass but I have no way of transferring this information to the drawing. I remembered that Cornelia Parker introduced texture into her drawings by using correction fluid and reasoned that if the drawings had texture my drawing hand could with practice orient itself around the page.

My first experiments were quite successful I would first draw the glass blind put it to one side to dry then overdraw blind when the first drawing had dried. At my second attempt I had produced a fairly creditable glass working this way and I am sure with more practice I would only get better. I understood that there are nine key points in the drawing of the glass so I drew the glass while I was looking at it this time in heavier texture so it would be easier and brought my spare hand into play and transferred the measurements and joined the dots. There is a blind girl in Italy called Gaia who leaned to draw probably using techniques similar to this.

Figure 2 (17 07 09 02) Blind drawings 2 correction fluid on A3 pastel paper

Professor John Kennedy in probably the world’s leading expert in this field and by following his link you will get a fascinating insight into his work and studies, and definitely not to missed is Tommy Edison on Youtube.

I hope darling that you learned as much as I did by reading this

My love as always

Mickos

 

http://www.artbeyondsight.org/teach/how-blind-draw.shtml

http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2013/07/blind-man-draws-objects-based-on-how-he.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/style/2001/04/29/unseen-forces-what-blind-people-draw/3a25df8a-1014-46a0-818a-db7d6d7fca2f/?utm_term=.0cfacad0387f

Dear Cleo 17 05 09

Dearest Cleo

Just a quick note to tell you that I won’t see at the weekend something has cropped up that will keep me rather busy so we will have to put the swimming off until the weekend after.

I wont bore you with so much writing today because it is the day to update my sketchbook on the blog so more pictures than words today.

Figure 01 (SK01 56) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 02 (SK01 57) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 03 (SK01 58) ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 04 (SK01 59) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 05 (SK01 60) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 06 (SK 61) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 07 (SK01 61) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 08 (SK01 62) ink on A5 cartridge

This was an attempt to get the geometry of the Cantina right for the drawing I am weorking  on

Figure 09 (SK01 63) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 10 (SK01 64) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 11 (SK01 65) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 12 (SK01 66) ink on A5 cartridge

Mickos goes to Newmarket races

Figure 13 (SK01 67) ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 14 (SK01 68) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 15 (SK 69) ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 16 (SK01 70) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 17 (SK01 71) ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 18 (SK01 72) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure (SK01 73)Black chalk and ink on A6 cartridge

Trying out the new black chalk on the Charring Cross Road.

Now darling wasn’t that much easier than all that reading.

Love as always

Mickos

Dear Cleo 17 04 08

Dear Cleo

As promissed in my last post here are this weeks sketches

Figure 1 (SK 01 30) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 2 (SK 01 31) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 3 (SK 01 32) Ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 4 (SK 01 33) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 5 (SK 01 34) Ink on A5 cartridge

Figure 6 (SK 01 35) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 7 (SK 01 36) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 8 (SK 01 37) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 9 (SK 01 38) Ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 10 (SK 01 39) Ink on A5 cartridge

Well not a bad Haul from what was quite a busy week, I have been studying the techniques of the Abstract Expressionists on a Moma Coursera and created the following.

Figure 11 (17 04 08 01) Response to studying Barnet Neuman. Evening, acrylic on A3 canvas

Figure 12 (17 04 08 02) Sketch response to studying Willem de Kooning graphite in A4 cartridge

Figure 13 (17 04 08 03) Drawing response to studying Willem de Kooning, Girl on a barstool, charcoal and Conte crayon on A3 tracing paper

I hope you liked this weeks efforts and I look forward to catching up with you tomorrow.

All my love

Mickos

Dear Cleo 17 03 30

Dear Cleo

I hope  are well and tht you are loking forward to Aunty Loz comming to visit at the weekend. Tonights post will be a quick read because there will be few words as I amgoing to post  the sketches I did while I was in Florence and you already saw them in my sketchbook last weekend.

Figure o1 (SK02.01) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o2 (SK02.02) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o3 (SK02.03) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o4 (SK02.04) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o5 (SK02.05) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o6 (SK02.06) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o7 (SK02.07) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o8 (SK02.08) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure o9 (SK02.09) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 10 (SK02.10) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 11 (SK02.11) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 12 (SK02.12) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 13 (SK02.13) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 14 (SK02.14) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 15 (SK02.15) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 16 (SK02.16) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 17 (SK02.17) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 18 (SK02.18) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 19 (SK02.19) ink on A6 cartridge

 

Figure 20 (SK02.20) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 21 (SK02.21) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 22 (SK02.22) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 23 (SK02.23) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 24 (SK02.24) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 25 (SK02.25) ink on A6 cartridge

Figure 26 (SK02.26) ink on A6 cartridge

I hope you are having a good evening and not getting too excited about the end of term and the weekend. Let me know whick sketch you prefer and i will try to make a painting of it for you.

Love

Mickos x