Today, that changed as I’ve joined a workshop in Kingston University (Knights Park Campus) where I did my bachelor a few years ago. The name of the course is “You Can Draw”. It’s fairly a small group; people with different range of skills, and we have a very good tutor. First lesson was just a loose drawing of the view from the window using charcoal, trying to understand the perspective. I enjoyed it very much and the 3 hours flew by! The next 5 lessons are going to be a mixture of different forms of drawing which I’m looking forward to very much!
I don’t think this workshop can actually teach me how to draw, 6 weeks doesn’t seem long enough to make an artist out of you! But I hope it will train my eyes to see better and understand the relationship between the objects so I can practice on my own, and it gives me the chance to try different materials for drawing… and of course, the joy of drawing!
My first attempt
sometimes there are interesting details around us,
but we miss them because they are so small!
like the reflections of the world in raindrops!
have you ever seen them?
Soon (hopefully!) I will finish making a 3 minutes short film called “Destiny” but how it was started is quite interesting! A few nights ago we did some random filming with my canon eos500d in surbiton area. Later and with the power of
editing we were able to make a symbolic story out of them which surprisingly fit nicely as they were missing pieces of a puzzle. Yesterday the filming continued and we made the second part of the story; ”The Ripple” and it made us think why not make a trilogy?The final chapter will be filmed in a different location that I will not reveal now! And it’s called “Destination”. If everything goes as planned the final version should be ready next week.
Went for a walk but ended up filming a few random shots which later in edit led to a 1 minute clip called ‘Parallel’. There’s no definitive storyline but it has a beginning and ending which made sense to us.
last night when I was going back I noticed a tiled artwork under a bridge. There was an evil looking sheep with a freaky smile! made me wonder how children will react when they see this in the darkness of the night!
never been to the other side of the river in Kingston!and today was the first time. It was nice, felt like a different city! had a very pleasant walk by the river followed by an interesting conversation with Viola. she mentioned a few stories from her trips to different parts of China; there’s an area with three villages each has a different way of dealing with the dead; one send them to water, one burn them on fire and the other one send them to the sky by chopping down the body and feed it to birds! if it was a good person the birds will eat all the parts but they leave some parts behind if he did something wrong with those parts!
There was Dragon Boat competition as well today, Kingston university team made it up to the third round! there’s a short video of the race that you can see here.