Lesson 2 of Contemporary Drawing Sketchbook course was based around opening out personal ideas based on data collected at Wellcome Collection using a range of improvisatory techniques. We looked at Tom Phillips' s ' A Humument' and William Kentridge Six Drawing lessons ( which I've now ordered! ) . We had a selection of random pages of text , some photocopied, some ripped out of a book and looked for words related to our theme which were circled then the rest of the page covered and worked on .
I struggled a bit with trying to apply the electric discharge theme ( above), but got more on track when returning to theme of handprints and looking at redacted words as marks
We then looked at work by Alison Wilding with ' backgrounds' painted over drawings. Working on a larger scale and on decent cartridge paper rather than photocopies I had fun with ink: a skeletal hand with a 'fingerprint' wash over the top and then stencilled hand in graphite with ink wash.