These sketches were all done in A3 paper, they are purely expressive, a bit abstract I think. I used charcoal – one of my favourite material. Sometimes I splat some red paint or used Chinese ink. They were all spontaneous movements . My concept for these sketches is : Japanese folk music. I drew all of them while listening to very old Japanese folk songs. These song are repetitive and for some people , very tedious. They are mostly about fishermen’s life, the sea and words that depict everyday life in villages. I attempted to write a few words I understood. Although my spoken Japanese is quite fluent, I do not write much. I think the percussion in those songs really puts me in the mood for drawing. I moved around the paper with my whole body as I was dancing with my hands on paper, drawing movements that came with the flow of the songs . I kept a very limited palette as I really like the oriental style of using only black and red on white background.
This song is one of the Traditional folk songs and it brings me beautiful memories of the country side of Japan.
I also had a try on William Anastasi ” blind drawing” and these images bellow came up:
And finally the ideas for Assignment four:
I decided to use some collage and mixed media to add movement and life to my piece