Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sketchbook pages and some new work....


Here are a few pages from my sketchbook, finished at home after my museum drawing day. I don't spend time on sketchbooks, often my ideas are a very rough sketch which I then use for a lino cut; so it was a change to spend a little more time on these pages.


 
Following on from my love of hares my new work is 3D lino cuts, each a one off featuring a hare.
This one is Hare, the lurker, the looker to the side. 
They are great fun to do, working smaller makes a change for me.
Here's Hare, the swift as wind at Wimpole Hall. 
The titles are taken from a Middle English poem The Names of the Hare which may have come from a Shropshire family. It was apparently designed as a ritual to be recited by the hunter on his first encountering a hare; and the 77 different names were supposed, on their recital, to deliver it into the hunter's power. It's 64 lines long, so I can't help thinking that by the time the hunter has recited it, the hare would be long gone!

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  1. I love your 3D pictures, and the names for a hare are wonderful - what a great source for print titles!

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    1. Thank you Celia, yes, aren't the names wonderful!

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  2. Having recently been playing with the 3D format for books I am certainly an advocate for these lovely 3D prints. A great idea Anna. Thanks for the look into the sketchbook too, something I can never resist.

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    1. Thank you Lesley, working 3D is fun!

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  3. It's lovely to see your sketchbooks, to understand how inspiration comes from working through ideas roughed out - I always try to keep my sketchbooks too tidy, my sketches too perfect and finished instead of working with shapes, ideas and designs to see where they take me. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Thank you Kat, it made a change for me as I rarely work in my sketchbook!

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  4. great drawings & wonderful Hares. I've finally managed to follow you as I got google back!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Emma, great to have you on board!

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