Whilst my stint in the cabinet was going on, a brief came about discussing visual languages and how best to convey ideas and emotions through out work.
We were advised to address such grave topics as the current Ebola crisis for example.
I decided to work on a topic with slightly less detectable issues.
I Love the Ocean, Its where I became a man, where I grew up, my playground and my classroom. At first the ocean seems like an either very intimidating or very beautiful place which most people dont really know alot about. My work thus far, is to show hopefully how some might see it as Only a beautiful place that doesn’t really look like there is much wrong at first sight. This is very much not the case, but thats for later. For now, here are some of the associated pieces including ones from the previous Cabinet Stint
Looking at various forms of sealife and investigating into how they move helps me develop a sort of ‘sea-style’ with my hand. Mantas, cartilaginous fish (having a skeleton make of cartilage instead of bone),
that are relatives of other various rays, sharks and chimeras ( deep dwelling fish), all share similar methods of movement and shape. By drawing them in different poses and different angles you can start to create poses from the imagination and make them look accurate. Its almost like there is a set formula.