I am making pages for each Circle – so that we can group the images in Circles, and see more clearly how the images are changing in each book. At the moment the pages are empty – I will move images into the pages bit by bit. Do all send me images for your Circle. Brew
This is a circle of Irish artists brought together by an interest in drawing.
I am interested to reflect on the Circles – what are we doing?
It seems people have very different experiences / expectations of the process. Personally I have delighted in receiving other’s ‘gifts’ of drawings, in my UK and Global Circles. Some people prefer not to draw on others’ drawings. Others see this as the main point of interest, and are enjoying the conversations within drawings. Some do both.
Another curiosity for me is the idea that a book belongs to someone eg “Jane’s book arrived”. I thought the books would be shared by the Circle. However it makes sense that they have names, for tracking them, and each book WILL end up belonging to the person who created it.
Also some people feel there are ‘rules’ about what we should do in the books. I left this very open, hoping to observe a range of uses of the process and communication. Obviously there is scope for defacing / disrespecting another’s work, so we are exploring sensitive territory. I think is part of the engagement we have chosen to join in with.
Do please comment here about how you are finding it. And June send on is looming! (Do please send me your postal address if you are new and haven’t yet done so.)
Thank you all for your participation.
btw, as well as our We All Draw symposium, our summer intensive drawing course will explore collaborative drawing and drawing as conversation. Please contact us of you can make it to London in late July.
This is a circle of Irish artists brought together by an interest in drawing. There are four artists, Kiera O’Toole, Eli McBett, Kathy Herbert and myself. This circle began before the International Drawing Circle.
Angela, I’m attaching images I made in Tom’s book I scanned, interestingly again I took my cue from what was in his book, although I let my pen do the walking too, it just happens on the page. I’ve been doing the same with the Irish Circle book…mmm, have to think about this!!! Is everyone scanning and posting?
Kind regards, Irene
These are spectacular to see. I tend toward ethereal, airy forms and it’s so good to feel the strength, solidity of your works (and the outright crazy fairies!)
Be well, Tom
Your work was great, there was one where I could feel the movement of the underground (subway) and I saw couples entwined (?)
As for mine, the fairies (or whatever they were, I’ve no idea) were a doodle I made at a staff school meeting. I did not want to be there!! I followed the pen and I cut them out and stuck them in (a fun piece) to add to your ones (made by your kids? or was it your inner child). Well my inner child made scarred, flying women…
I loved when I opened your journal, I could smell the art materials…. I love the smell..
Hope you have received the book of Eli. If not, please let me know.
Have attached the image of my addition to her book. One week was not enough but still tried to respond to circles and curved lines in Eli’s sketchbook. The response is purely visual without going into the description by Eli on the global page.
The medium used is my own hair as this interprets the idea of curved lines best to me, otherwise i really find it difficult to draw curved lines. It never comes naturally to me. It also has the tactile feel to it, as apart from being a line it also is a form because of certain depth.
Here the pics from Jim’s book (sent to Parul this morning).
I worked with black/blue ball pen.
I made interventions linking Jim and Sasha/Marta’s design in a more surrealist form.
Jim mostly drew architecture/ houses exteriors.
I felt I could work on an internal response to them, so I added two drafts from my living/working space.
I aimed to preserve the feeling of my instant drawings, though, rather than to be concerned of a precise representation.
I mostly make this sort of sketches as travel notes, otherwise, away from home.