Sunday, 13 December 2009

Aspects of American Realism 8

These are two pieces of planning for my current project, they were both drawn from my own photographs taken in New York. They are both just a little smaller than A4, the Chrysler building is drawn in the usual HB where as the Speedy Park is drawn in fine liner and red pen.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Aspects of American Realism F.P.1

This is the photograph I am producing my first final piece from for this project. It is one of my photographs which I have edited and cropped slightly to create this black and white wide aspect image. The drawing that I am producing will be 33 x 18 inches so it is relatively tiny compared with my other final pieces.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Aspects of American Realism 7

This is my final artist connection for this project, this image first inspired me to use colour pencil crayons within my drawings and strangely it was the last one I have finished. The original was produced by Guz Heinze and was entitled 'Made in USA', his work is considered to be abstract photorealism and this piece has some abstract qualities despite being a real life photograph.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Aspects of American Realism 6

This is my first piece of planning for this project, I choose to use full colour in this image using pencil crayons. It was drawn from one of my own photographs. It is interesting how the distant train is at the vanishing point of the image.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Aspects of American Realism 5

This is a drawing from a screen print by Gerd Winner. It is just a bit smaller than A3 but much narrower, I cropped the original image to get rid of some bricks and make the image more panoramic which draws more attention to the central detail and negative space.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Extended Project Qualification 4

This is my complete project with all of the images from the films and drawings I have produced.

Aspects of American Realism 4

This is my third Artist Connection(one more to go!). This image has been drawn from one of Gordon Osmundson's black and white photographs although it could also be said that it is in connection with the designer of the car Raymond Loewy who was leading Industrial Designer. He developed endless company logo's including Shell he also designed the original Greyhound Bus. Of greater interest to me he designed the International Harvester Farmall lettered series of tractors. I used a combination of HB pencil and 4B Graphite sticks to achieve the tight detail and absolute black tones within the drawing.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Aspects of American Realism 3

Now I am making progress with my artist connections, this is the first. It was originally drawn by Gus Heinze and was entitled 'Engine 494', my version is virtually identical apart from the addition of some slightly more dramatic dark areas just to help define some parts.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Extended Project Qualification 3

These are my final two Obs on my EPQ, I decided to do both Mustangs and I think they look good together.

This is the Roush Mustang from 'Death Race' the body work is made from 3/4" plates which have been roughly sawn with a gas axe and welded together, that is why all the surfaces are flat but it does still resemble a mustang well. It has a brilliant 'prison made' feel and it is an excellent film.

Finaly 'Bullitt's' 60's Mustang it is believed to be Steve McQueen's personal car, although I doubt they used his in the film.

Aspects of American Realism 2

This is my final A3 Obs for this project. It is the working of an American Case steam traction engine and it was inspired by some of Gus Heinze's work in which he also used different colours for each metal so I have used colour for all of the brass work in this engine.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Extended Project Qualification 2

My EPQ is starting to take shape and I now have these three Obs of intimidating vehicles. I hope to add Bullitt's Ford Mustang and perhaps the Mustang from 'Death Race' or a Truck from 'Convoy' later in the week.

This is a Mack from the film 'Maximum Overdrive' in which machines have a mind of there own and turn on mankind, this truck was chasing a car along a highway without a driver. Although I still dont understand how the car is not affected by the mysterious force.

This is Kowalski's Dodge Challenger from 'Vanishing Point'.

Another drawing where I have picked out the red, this supercharger belongs to the Dodge Charger from 'The Fast and The Furious'.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Extended Project Qualification 1

These are several images of my Final Piece for my EPQ, this is one of my favourite drawings so far. This is the truck from the Movie 'Duel', it is a 1960 Peterbilt 281.

The Driver is never seen in the film as he is obscured in low shots by the nose of the truck.

The truck was 'made up' with oil and grease each day before shooting and was purposefully rusted and aged to suit its role in the film.

Spielberg stated that License Plates represent the Trucks 'Victims'.

This is the entire finished piece which measured around 32 x 48 inches. It probably took me around 40 hours at a guess and is certainly my most ambitious piece of drawing yet.

Aspects of American Realism 1

These are my first three Observational Studies for Year 13. Hopefully I can post a fourth and final Obs next week. These are all inspired by an American realist or photographer, the first being directly inspired by Gerd Winners 'New York Canyon'. The drawings of vehicles took inspiration from the black and white photographer Gordon Osmundson.

The Old Chain of Rocks bridge on the historic Route 66 crossing the Mississippi outside of St. Louis, drawn from a picture I took when I was 11.

This is my second Obs of a 59 Chevrolet Apache.

This is my first Obs for Year 13 which really helped me to get back into precise drawing after the summer.

My Exhibition

This was my exhibition space which contained all of my AS-Level work at the end of year 12.

This is my exam project which started with the stimulus of 'Faded'.

This is my 'Trash' project work.

My whole space. On the back wall in the top right is my reproduction of Jasper Johns - 'Flag' I saw it in MOMA on schools art trip to N.Y. and then made this using the same method of Encaustic wax on newspaper.

Year 12

Just a few images of my Year 12 work.

This was one of my first high quality car drawings, of a Mercedes E-Class.

A3 ish drawing of a pair of my old CAT's

One of my Large Drawings from last year, this was the first finished piece of my 'Trash' project.

Me posing as Springsteen on his 'Born in The USA' Album, which was my second final piece from 'Trash'.