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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
Zoom Info
Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
Zoom Info
Elesym XIII.
The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…
 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.
But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.
I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!
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Elesym XIII.

The last couple of days before the Easter Holidays, I was given the chance to use to a large space in the studio area to show my work for the upcoming assessment. I was really surprised…

 Last semester I had a bad time and hardly any work was created. It was all bits and bobs which didn’t relate to each other. I had no idea what I was doing. And I wasn’t enjoying myself.

But this was a great opportunity and of course, I said yes to it! I thought maybe the tutors had seen that I have come a long way and grown with my art since the last dreaded assessment. I wanted to do well and use the space to its fullest. That’s when I decided I needed to achieve another painting before this final assessment for second year. I chose to come back to uni early which allowed me enough time to create a fourth piece.

I wanted to change the way I used circles, developing my work once again, whilst keeping the abstract version of the elephant skull again. I decided to use acrylic for its bright colour and ability to dry reasonably quick. This is what I ended up with. Not too shabby, hey? People seem to like it… Well, they say they do haha!

Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.
I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!
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Elesym XII.

I must admit, this is probably the piece that I am most proud of this semester. It has had a lot more thought put into it than the others and I guess, I never thought I would ever create something like it. For me, it’s very abstract. It must mean that I’ve made some progress. Yay me!

Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
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Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
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Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
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Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info
Elesym VI - XI.
These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!
I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.
 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…
Zoom Info

Elesym VI - XI.

These are kind of a series within a series. They’re clearly unfinished. God forbid if I called them finished, I’d get told what’s wrong with them straight away!

I hope to finish them over the summer, I should be able to for once. Because of the lack of space I have at home for working, nothing usually gets achieved, but these are only little.

 I also learnt that hanging things up is helpful…

Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
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Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info
Elesym V.
Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!
It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.
Zoom Info

Elesym V.

Not a great final picture, sorry… I’ll add more info soon (ish)!

It’s a recycled canvas, from a friend, you can still see some of the previous painting within the white and it’s all painted with oils.

This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
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This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info
This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!
Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)
Above are a selection of pieces from the show…
Zoom Info

This is very overdue, but I was involved in another exhibition last month, called ‘Plastic Android Scream’ at University of Hertfordshire Gallery. As well as being a part of the show, I even got to be an invigilator for a couple of hours. It was interesting stuff!

Take a look at the site, to see all who were involved: #P #A #S (Find me if you can!)

Above are a selection of pieces from the show…

Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.
These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.
I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.
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Elesym II and III.

These are the next set of elephant skull symbols that I have created.

I will write about them at some point, I just feel as though they are not finished yet. I’ll move on to other work and come back to them if I remember. I had originally decided they were finished, but there’s something about the triangle pattern not matching on both of the paintings that I’m not so keen on anymore.

Group Crit. And Oil Paint Workshop.
These helped me kind of understand why I paint!

Last week I had my group crit with a few other fellow students and it went ok. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it and to start off the day I stupidly sat at my desk in my space. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Well, it meant I had to go first, in hindsight it was good to get it out of the way, it meant I only had to listen to other people for the rest of the day and occasionally ask a question.

During my session, in between being asked questions I didn’t understand and trying to avoid answering them, I was given several ideas about where I could take my work and other ways to present it. There were suggestions from sculpture all the way to a large scale projection. There was even the mention of glitter from the tutor! Now, I will warn you, I am not to be held responsible if anything happens with this medium. I’ve been looking to buy some, I get so excited just thinking about using it, but I need to wait until my money situation is a bit better.

The tutor kept pushing the idea of screen printing and some sort of digitally created symbol based on my work. Sigh. As soon as she mentioned them, I knew that that’s not what I want to do with my work, I just couldn’t put my finger on the reason why…

Still being obsessed with the thoughts of glitter the next day came about and I found myself in an oil painting workshop. Admittedly, that would never have happened if Michael hadn’t have come and got me, because I had completely forgot about it. I found listening to Michael talk about the way he works really interesting. The way he talks about everything makes it sound better than it really is. He also has a habit of wandering off to random stories and you can’t help but laugh.We ended up going through why he wears a hat, violet flowers in woods, bees and red trousers… I know, right? I can’t really remember why to some of it, but it possibly made sense at the time. The stages he goes through and little tips he had were good, I just wish I could see some more of his work and what his studio is like. He’s a very difficult man to find anything about on the internet! There are a couple of videos of him by students but that’s about it… Hmmm, I may have to bug him to see some work somehow.

Anyway, watching Michaels process and listening to him talk about other painters, made me realise why I paint and I don’t really attempt much else. It is because I like the hands on-ness about it. Adding splodges of paint, layers and layers, colours, shapes… The process from an idea to a finished piece, makes it all so enjoyable. That is why.

I hope all this makes sense, I haven’t read throught it haha!

This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
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This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info
This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.
In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!
We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.
For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?
I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!
Zoom Info

This piece is the first of many to come (hopefully)… It is called ‘Elesym I’ and will become part of a series, well that is my plan.

In my tutorial we started talking about why I always worked in an rectangular shape and I could not answer. I had no idea. She mentioned maybe try working in a circle and I can’t believe I have never thought of it before, it’s really great! I quite enjoyed drawing the circle, so that was a great start. You may wondered how I managed to get a near enough circle and I shall tell you. I found the rough middle of the calico piece and marked it. I then got my ball of string, tied the end on to a pencil and held the other end against the centre at a length I thought would make a good size circle. Making sure the string stayed taut I drew the shape. Not bad for a first attempt I reckon. Then it was time to prime!

We also talked about the possibilty of the elephant skull being a symbol of some sort, which I also liked the idea of. That is where the name came from ‘Ele(phantskull)sym(bol)’, it’s shorter and sounds better, I think anyway.

For some reason I decided that I wanted the image to be ‘symmetrical’, obviously it’s not going to be perfect because it’s made by my hand. I did my best with tracing paper and a pencil and the whole folding over so they’re the same thing… I know what I mean. From there I started to fill it in with colour, I used magenta because I wanted it to stand out and it’s not a colour I would instantly go for (a bit too ‘girly’ haha). It was suggested flat block colour might be good, but I’m not good at that and it’ll take time to learn. Right now I just want to make which they can’t exactly moan about. Instead I went for the dabby look, dabbing the oil paint on has created a ‘velvety-look’ about it. The texture doesn’t look the best, but it makes you want to come closer to look at it, which can only be good, right?

I thought about using other colours to use with the pink, I chose to get with what I already knew worked from previous pieces and went with cobalt blue and cadmium yellow. And then that is it, the piece was finished. I’m glad to be making work again and have moved on from the terrible rut that was last semester. I have ideas now which is AWESOME!

These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
Zoom Info
These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.
I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.
This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.
With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.
For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.
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These two pieces were my starting points for getting back to my beloved elephant skull.

I had a tutorial a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be best to have some work started, so the tutor and me had something to talk about. I started from what I had decided in my ‘Scraped A Pass' post and it worked… Well, when I say worked, I mean she didn't tell me to stop with the elephant skull. She kept telling it was just a starting point, but I know I won't budge from using it.

This skull has become an obession of mine and I’ve realised that that is how a lot of my art works happen, I remember being in first year and working from objects I had found. I would recreate it again and again, until I got to a final point.

With the work above, I just went for it. I didn’t look at any reference photographs and this is what happened. I started with the backgrounds this time and I let that affect what colours I used on the image of the object. I then used three colours which I thought worked well together and put washes on until the shape was filled. I worked on them simultaneously which I never usually do. You can see that was more carefree with these and left the paint drips. These bits of canvas had been painted on before which is why you can still see patches of it underneath through the process. This is what lead me to paint over the background so I could then try to redo them in a flat colour. I did try this but it didn’t work.I attempted to paint the one with the yellow background again, but within minutes I knew it wasn’t going to work and I shall be covering it in white again.

For now they are finished and I doubt I shall go back to them as I have moved on. I will fill you in on this in the next post.

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