I started the week by continuing my large head sculpture. I used vertical slabs of clay to create a structure in the base and further hollowed out the head so that it wouldn’t be too heavy once I added the hair. With some slight repositioning, I think the sculpture really came alive - I wonder what they’re looking at? As I kept working, I noticed it slowly look like an old lady rather than myself so I decided to push it in that direction. I'd say it’s mostly finished now, I would just like to touch up the hair and the bust next week.
Later on in the week, I was playing with a piece of cardboard that was lying around the house and started drawing over the ridges. I drew a face and really enjoyed how subtle the imprint was. I then used lines of masking tape to recreate the effect in my sketchbook - this imprint looks even cooler in my opinion, but the lines are definitely too sparse to make out the face (unless its pointed out). I would really enjoy layering this over a painting at some point so
next week I will keep experimenting with the technique. It reminds me of the artwork of Jesus Rafael Soto - maybe I could take this into three dimensions somehow?
I have been feeling quite burned out lately, so I’m glad I found this. I’m looking forward to making my drawings more disjointed by using this method and maybe experimenting with printmaking as well. It would also be interesting to see how I could use similar techniques in painting. I think watercolour would work especially well with this.