This is an installment of a daily project I’m launching for the month of October. I’ll create work revolving around the theme of identity and regrowth and I’ll update my blog with behind the scenes content, process, and finished artwork. Click through to read more. Catch up on the ongoing narrative here.
Tomorrow I’m unveiling my first film! It’s a short two minute piece about my practice and my artwork – think more abstract than straight forward. I’ve learned so much while editing it. The biggest thing I’ve learned is how deceptively difficult it is to edit two pieces of film together to make a cohesive scene. The footage below of Hitchcock is genius at demonstrating this. One simple thing can alter the entire feel of a film or of a character.
These two photos are screenshots from the film.
The Tower card plays a big role in the film I’m sharing tomorrow. Even though the imagery is violent, it doesn’t have to allude to violence. It points to change. It’s the way you react and respond to the things in your life that must change that really determines how you are affected by it. For me, my biggest struggle is that I over plan and over think and never get my hands into the artwork. There’s a window of available time for everything, art included. I often miss my window because I’m preoccupying myself with planning and perfecting. That is the one thing that I’m trying to get away from for this month. We’ll see how I’m doing as October progresses!
This was my first go with dip pens, and I love it. I’m still looking for the right paper to use them on, though. This one is BFK Rives, and it soaks up the ink something terrible. I’ll save the paper I cut up for some gouache studies and try the pens with bristol paper. That might be a better match.
P.S. Only 24 more days until Halloween!