Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Red

Hello all, I have something a bit more exciting to show you this week. I managed to make my first time lapse video of me drawing the picture below. I have to admit it was a pain setting up the camera and having to stop every time the battery run out. Don't even get me started on the editing process! Apart from all that I am pleased with the finished video, I plan to do more in the future and hopefully get better a the camera angle etc.

I have also set up a Facebook page for my artwork in case anyone is interested in taking a peak at some recent and older work. https://www.facebook.com/#!/SarahDicksonArt 


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Louise with her amazing hair is a facebook friend who kindly volunteered for my coloured marker practice.


The time lapse video, please excuse my array of jim jam tops!

Those who don't want to view the video, here is a couple of work in progress photos.


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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Zombie Princess

I've been practising with the colour markers and who better to use as a reference than my beautiful friend Sophie. Those who have been following my blog for a while will know she's one of my favourite people to draw, I even made a dolly version of her!



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I am pretty happy with how this one turned out although I did have a lot of trouble with the tiara and ended up having to colour it black, but over all I think it's ok. The scan was a nightmare trying to get the colours to match with the original drawing, this is the best I could do in the end. I may take a photo of it some point to show the differences.

I've asked friends on my facebook if any of them would mind me using their pretty faces for more colour practice. There's a lot of bright unnatural hair girls so it should make for a lovely theme. I have already started work on my next drawing.

I shall leave you with some work in progress shots of my drawing.


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Monday, 16 April 2012

Brains!

Sorry for the long overdue update, I am working on a marker drawing at the moment but it's not finished yet so instead I shall tell you about my wonderful trip to the Wellcome Collection.

Now you all know I love brains. Well the Wellcome Collection had an event on yesterday called Brain Jar. One of the events on that day was to view a dissected brain with a 15 min talk from an anatomists. I cannot tell how excited I was, the talk was brilliant and the anatomists Dr Richard Wingate was so lovely in answering my question during the talk and taking the time to talk with me afterwards about neuroscience. I wish I could of talked with him for longer but he kindly gave me his card as I stated neuroscience is something I would really love to study.
Obviously I would not be able to attend full time college/uni at least not at the moment because of my health conditions but I am seriously thinking about doing a home learning course or even part time if possible.
I think I would take a more neurology route but either way it definitely something I wish to know more about and how to get involved in. I worry I might be a little too old to start learning this, plus my illness may hold me back but watching that lecture really gave me a "this is what I want to do with my life" moment.

There is another exhibition running called Brains: The mind as matter that I will be going back to see in a couple of weeks. Wish I could of seen it yesterday but the queue was humongous and I had already waited over an hour in line for the other event, so I will go in Petes holiday during a weekday.
Of course there are other exhibitions running full time that I saw, here's a couple of photos for you to enjoy!





UntitledCross section of the human body. So beautiful close up.

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A lot of the things there are a mix of art sculptures, I couldn't resist having my photo taken with the jolly guy.

I am still buzzing from the whole day and cannot wait to go back to see more. If you're in London I recommend you go.

I haven't mentioned what I've been reading lately as I have been flying through my books. One have on at the moment is "The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller" brilliant book on the how sexual choice in evolution developed the human brain. I also read "Genome by Matt Ridley" another great book, I would like to read his "The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature", my amazon wish list is huge!

Well that's me done for tonight and hopefully it wont be so long till my next update!

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