A painting and a drawing arising from today’s headlines and subject of my current proofreading job: the networked self.
Finding digital drawing on my phone a bit frustrating, I have got out the pencils and produced these.
Knot mazes, you might say.
P. S. This is the first post I have written entirely on my mobile, so it is a bit of a test.
Drawn while listening to Radio 4 – so parts of this image evoke the Archers omnibus (hand) and other parts Desert Island Discs (background – Edna Adan Ismail is an amazing woman!). Though the new Philip Pullman book read by Simon Russell-Beale, which I listened to while drawing the main portrait, does not seem to have embedded itself in the drawing in the same way. Could that be because I was actually listening harder and looking harder so the two activities somehow stayed separate? Parallel processing…?
(Btw if you think I have a gloomy resting face, you can put that down to the constant stream of good reasons to be worried: climate crisis, NHS destruction, pointless Brexit blether, the orange one … but actually it’s just my concentrating face.)
Development of pencil drawing – cf digital overlay shown in previous post – echoes of scientific diagrams and mathematical graphs (sine curve)
Inverting colours, rotating and overlaying images done in Picasa.
A couple of recent doodles, letting the pencil lead the way: