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Signapse studio blog - immersive, joined up art experiences

Doug Selway - a visual artist working with drawing, painting and animation to create immersive multichannel art experiences. This studio blog gives you access to his sketchbooks,  journal and working methods that include techniques like sculpting, propmaking, box installations as well as oil paint and charcoal.

Signapse studio blog - immersive, joined up art experiences

Doug Selway - a visual artist working with drawing, painting and animation to create immersive multichannel art experiences. This studio blog gives you access to his sketchbooks,  journal and working methods and techniques like sculpting, propmaking, box installations as well as oil paint and charcoal.

 

Now. Then.

I feel like I’m really in a hurry. Time to simplify, focus. Momentum, direction. Work with portable tools. Concentrate on voice rather than grammar.

  • Clear the undergrowth of technical experiments.
  • Simple and portable. No prep and final work, just work.

Concentrate on voice rather than grammar.

  • Clear the undergrowth of technical experiments.
  • Parallel sources that can be combined and recombined : draw, paint, monoprint, relief print, relief mould.
  • Common markmaking : Hard (ink line burin) and soft (brush charcoal stump) marks. Connect all media through common markmaking.
  • What are the descriptors for difficult forms ? Recession ? Foreshortening ? Merging ? Emerging ? Describing symmetrical volumes. Use tone as a descriptor as well as line. Use the revealing language of light as well as the analysing language of line. Try to get light back from the photographers. Analysing darkling form without just relying on line. Light is a revelatory agent.