Monday, 15 January 2018
More University Challenge sketchbookery from (what feels like) several years ago. A bout of 'flu incapacitated me just before Jesus Christmas and I've also been preoccupied fitting a new kitchen at TPS headquarters this past few weeks so drawing has been on the back burner for a while now. Hoping to remedy that from here on in...
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.
Posted by Mike Chester at 11:35 am
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
The group of students I'm with on Wednesdays had a workshop on light drawing this week. Rachel, a PGCE student who had organised the lesson, took the group down to the darkroom where she had set up digital cameras with long exposures. Then using torches covered with the coloured cellophane wrappers from Quality Street chocolates (!), she got them to make drawings in response to music she had playing. It was a really fun session. The students were really engaged and came up with some interesting responses. Naturally, I couldn't resist having a go myself...
Digital photo. Canon camera and torch keyring wrapped in cellophane.
Posted by Mike Chester at 8:43 pm
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Monday, 20 November 2017
Portrait of the St. John's College, Cambridge team from this year's University Challenge. Winners of episode #12. Lots of stubble in this one.
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink on A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series paper. Digital colour.
Posted by Mike Chester at 1:34 pm