Sketchbooking #2

 

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The Moon Revisted, #2 progression.

Here’s the next stages in the progression of the Moon Revisited piece.

I’ve taken the concept out the sketch book on to A3 smooth cartridge paper, its in HB pencil and I’m inking with Unipin 0.3 and 0.1 pigment fine line pens.

Once inked I rub out any of the very heavy pencil lines and scan into Photoshop.

Its scanned at a very high resolution so when I scale it down to it will retain as much fine detail as possible.

From here I start the clean, copy and readjustment/refinement process.

jx

The Moon Revisited

Adrian Carter Sheffield based audio wizard has done just an amazing remix/revision/total overhaul (part of the Sheffield Year of Making) of my sound piece that accompanied the buried moon film.

He’s taken what was simply a bare bones audio track of me reading the folk tale and turned it into an ambient bit of magic that unfolds beautifully to colour the world around the tale.

Its simply so fantastic that I felt it deserves a visual revisit of the work to match.

Here’s the site https://meetyourmakersite.wordpress.com/

Here’s the bandcamp https://adicarter.bandcamp.com/album/meet-your-makers

Here’s the prep sketch for the work in progress straight from my sketch book:

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The Moon revisited

 

Last week of Micro Show.

My micro show The Buried Moon, (which I was invited to extend the run of) will finally be drawing to a close this Saturday the 28th, so there’s just this week to catch it if you haven’t already. This week is also the last week to catch the rest of the Sheffield Hallam Degree Shows Including our Fashion Design one, there’s some really fantastic work on show so its really worth a visit, maybe even two 🙂bm central 1

 

jx

Shooting the Moon.

After the fantastic news of my show extension, there was a slight panic, I had every intention of shooting the garments on a live model and furthering the narrative of the work  with a short photo essay, but how to shoot garments currently on display in a exhibition?

I was really not keen on displacing the exhibition half way through even for a day, due to the complex nature of the display, so the only alternative was to shoot the garments toiles.

So for just under the last two weeks Ive been reconstructing the toiles, as most had been unpicked to make the final patterns for the finished garments, I also had to recreate the jewelry and styling (wigs etc) components as most were one offs.

As the toiles were missing much of the finished details of the finals (the screen printed pomegranates for instance), the real challenge here was trying to create the impression of the finished garment with showing too much detail giving the game away as it were.

So on Sunday we took to the moors and woods to bring the Moon to life.

Going for long shots and heavy editing post production, I’m working towards creating the feel of both the exhibition and underling narrative.

Here’s a image in progress, it reminds me of the ‘Rotoscoping’ work of Ralph Bakshi.

My lovely and incredibly patient model for the shoot, is named after the Norse Goddess Freya, who rather uncannily has a correspondence with the full moon….

jx

moor top 3 ver 2 rough

 

 

 

 

Show Extension

I have been invited by the University to extend the run of my micro show ‘The Buried Moon’.

It will now run into June.

I’m still reeling  from the overwhelmingly positive response my show has garnered, Its makes all the late nights and fraught days worthwhile.

jx

 

moon 1 copy

 

 

The corona

‘but the Light came so quick and so white and shining, that they stept back mazed with it, and the very next minute, when they could see again, there was the full Moon in the sky, bright and beautiful and kind as ever, shining and smiling down at them, and making the bogs and the paths as clear as day, ‘
English traditional.

jxcorona Moon