The first half of last weeks 'Large Scale Sketchbook' was spent looking at each others sketchbooks so far. While it took longer than anticipated to go round everybody, it was such a valuable exercise not only to look at the very varied work, hear about their inspiration but also to receive feedback about progress so far and what to do next.
Some of the approaches taken or suggested included:
- leaving more space ( small items on a page)
- cutting through several pages
- contrast of large scale dark areas with detailed drawings
- repetition of shapes ( on 1 page and over several pages)
- drawing/ working from toy figures (or jelly babies!) as alternatives to sculptural figures
- adding colour: in paint and acetate
Having given Tony photos of the details I'd identified I wanted to work with to photocopy, I pasted some of the resulting photocopies into the book and started cutting through the pages.
Several people commented on how dynamic my sketchbook was. With so many cut-throughs and changes to the pages when sections are flipped over or seen through the holes, it's very difficult to take photos that demonstrate this.
Tony had already suggested filming an animation and this was reinforced by comments from others. That will have to wait until after next week when I finally bring the book home. In the last few minutes after clearing up, I attempted a few shots holding pages up to give a flavour of how that might work.