Night Life (from NY):
#0701 Night Life
Hardly night life I had, other than going to nice places at night for a meal.
I am back after a 24 hour flight.
On the plane I did a lot of reflecting about where to with the sketches. And it is interesting to post this one that I had already done. Read on.
One thing is that I now want to return to the local, that makes sense. I also want to work with the memories and the thousands of photos from San Francisco and New York. I’ll do both. So that is content.
From a process point of view here is the idea I had on the plane: Make the abstracts more figurative and the figurative more abstract. Bring it all together. Integrate.
And a little further than that too, I have drawn a hard line for myself: No real media till the project is done. Now as I come closer to the 1000 I am thinking real media more and more. Here is the move I am plotting: Explore a greater variety of paper. For example use pastel papers for the pastels. Perhaps use the background colours for the digital ones here and then explore printing with that layer removed on the appropriate medium.
Use the larger formats more, perhaps for canvas but also board and for A2 sheets of watercolor board etc.
The thought was there a matter of hours ago, and now posting this I see I was already, more unconsciously integrating various styles.
And yes this is in the New York and the New Zealand category. It is process and Sketchblog. Things are coming together.