Sunday, 22 June 2008

IMT - Bring a Child's Art to Life

This week at IMT, we are inspired by South Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung’s series Wonderland, a collection of amazing photographs in which he brilliantly brings children’s crayon drawings to life.
You can see an example above. Its so funny!
So to the attic I went and dug out loads of my old pictures and drawing books. It was really exciting finding all these mysterious dusty papers wrapped up in old carrier bags. Great to look back on these things and all the stuff I'd forgotten I did.
Now I can't recreate the pictures as photos like Jung (wish I could though) but what I did was to make Plasticine models based on some of the characters I drew.

A strange peacock

Heart lady with basket (I think this one might be about Easter?)

I love this theme - its my favourite ever and I had so much fun with it. I'm going to do a couple more things based on my old drawings and I'll post them in the next few weeks. Meanwhile here are some of the other favourites I re-discovered.

And what about this one ... very Rothko? :-)

Hope you all had as much fun with this theme as me. Can't wait to see what everyone has come up with. L x

Monday, 16 June 2008

The Tragic Tale of The Tulip

I am submitting this painting for Inspire Me Thursday: Find Art In The Everyday. The whole idea for this painting came about after something which happened a while ago.

My mum had some lovely red tulips growing in the little bit of garden we have (basically a plant tub!). They were just flowering and looking really pretty. One weekend a few young girls came along and just pulled them all out, some by the roots and others breaking off at the stems. It was really pointless and annoying. When we went down the street later, they had just left them torn up and thrown in the road.

I was pretty upset about it and the flowers looked quite tragic just laying there in the road. So for some reason I decided to take this photograph of one, which turned into the painting in my sketchbook. So I suppose something good came out of the experience and I did find art inspiration in what happened.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

IMT - Hummingbird

Hummingbird is the theme this week at Inspire Me Thursday. The picture above is a quick sketch I did.
The pink one here is from the IMT website. I'm not sure where it is from or who the artist is but I really loved it and took my inspiration from there. I made a simple sketch in white ink on black card.
Its a negative image because I've used the white to draw the darker shades and shadows.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

IMT - Orange and Purple

Another one of my scribble pictures for IMT. I finished it a few days ago but didn't know what colours to paint it. So then when I saw the "Orange and Purple" theme this week it was super synchronicity.