Something fishy is going on ....
February 16, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Cat Shark It would have to be the first image.... Mandascat is super excited! having just visited Families First North East to discuss a potential project.
A project to engage a little art exhibition and workshops for young people who visit One77.
Its a fantastic place for so many people, I am proud to be involved with them!!
I aka Mandascat, will also be potentially collaborating with Naughty Dog and Whaley Clever Designs on 'Something fishy!
As the project is really still in the conception stage I thought it would be a good idea to log my progress through to the fishy finish!!
Immediately on my return I contacted the Whales to organise something upholstered and the Dogs for some environmental marine art.. what a team we will make! At this initial stage they are all on-board!!
What should cats draw ... research first, North Sea, Sea Creatures ... wow! Our sea is a wealth of amazing creatures, something we should try and preserve. Both the Whales (Whaley Clever Designs) and (Naughty Dog) Dogs are dedicated to marine preservation in different ways. I will get them to add a little about themselves as the project develops.
My research led to my first sketches of ideas ...
The first drawing is a continuous line drawing, I like to do these to understand the shape and form and to add movement. Then I draw the character from this practice. The second drawing is my interpretation of a Cat Shark. This one has eyelashes, I remove them in the final drawing, as I felt he needed to have more menace.
So my ideas are racing at this moment - a seascape and some cod heads are my first thoughts!! However the Upholstery will take the longest to create and time will run out like sand, so I need to focus on a design for this first!
I am off now to explore whales.....
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Once a Community Artist, now an Lecturer at CCAD, this blog is about my personal creative journey. Recently married to a guy who loves photography, who gave me an impetus to create alongside him. So out came the pens, paper and the computer. My illustrations, are created via the support of 3 very industrious cats, so any criticism I past that straight to them.... I hope you like and would love any feedback...