Monday, 13 September 2010

Here are some images of my first large soil map drawing onto A1 graph paper.
I've drawn the continent Australia, displaying a soil map design. Using pastel coloured pencils I defined the different soil areas and then drew patterns found from keys in diffferent types of maps in each individual square on the graph paper.
After I had finished the drawing I experimented with some clear cubes on top of it to magnify some of the patterns I drew. This gave me the idea to possibly use these cubes within my embroidered map pieces too, but when it came to stitching them onto fabric it looked very messy...maybe I'll come back to this idea in the future when I've found cubes with a needle hole through them.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

...a bit of blog love

Thought I'd share a bit of blog love today and show you Peter James Carrington's blog and flickr....He's got some amazing drawings and paintings which I think more people should know about.