Catch up part two….
I’ve been working on lost of different things recently one of which was making myself a new website. I’ll still have the main longshot press website but I decided I should have a site for my more fine art work as the longshot site is more illustration and design related. So I’ve now got emmamajury.co.uk as well. Its still very much a work in progress but here are a few peeks at what its like so far…
I’m also going to add a page with images from my sketchbooks but I haven’t quite got round to finishing that bit!
Here are some of my sketchbook pages that I’m going to include….
I made the drawing above into a drypoint print which was exhibited as part of the Arts Society of Ulster annual exhibition which is just over.
The drawing above is part of a series I am currently working on, I’m in the process of creating a book of polyester plate lithographs of ten drawings of timetables from the Ulster Folk and Transport Museums archives.
Here are some shots of my very messy printing session….
inkiest sponge ever!
a half inked up plate.
Finally I leave you with a photo of some very tasty biscuits I made at the weekend, thanks for reading these two rambling posts, go and have a cup of tea - you definitely deserve it!
One of my new years resolutions this year was to keep a more visual sketchbook. I usually have a number of sketchbooks on the go but they always seem to end up filled with written notes and scribbly sketches - which can be great but aren’t really that inspiring when you’re flicking through them. When I do come to drawing more ‘proper’ drawings I seem to end up doing on scraps of drawing paper which then end up in a drawer. In order to inspire myself I took a look at this book which is completely dedicated to the art of the sketchbook.
Its a great book to just flick through for some quick inspiration but if you have a little longer its worth reading the short pieces of writing before each artist’s sketchbook as it really can give you an insight into the drawings - for instance one artist includes a sketchbook in which he has repeatedly drawn images of skulls and he explains that this particular sketchbook was created around the same time that a close family member had died. A sketchbook can certainly be a very personal thing - no one else necessarily has to see it - you can use it almost like a diary, putting down your inner most thoughts. Or it can be something more open, perhaps something that may even be exhibited someday or even published. Either way sketchbooks are undoubtedly a great tool for harnessing creative energy and getting ideas down on paper.