Monday, 19 March 2007

Drawings From The Student Bar Part 1 - Visual Essay Project

This project was actually really interesting. We were told to find somewhere interesting, sit in it, draw things from it, and then 'publish' it. So obviously I chose the pub.
I thought I'd pick somewhere interesting in London. Preferably somewhere I'd never been before. Somewhere strange and exciting.

However my bank account said no. So I decided to do it in the Student Pub (The Elehouse) instead. I practically lived there last year, so it was entirely the opposite of what I had originally wanted.

I kept a drinks chart. I was in there pretty much all day and I only left because my mates were getting bored of watching me draw strangers, and also because I started looking like this.

I mostly used this project as an exercise to practice drawing people. You cant really see but this guy was looking at his phone at the time of drawing, and then he read his book for an hour before some of his friends turned up. And then they left.

I think this is one of the stronger drawings out of the whole set. The lady on the right is especially awesome. I have no idea what they were talking about, but it was worth quoting.

I think you can enlarge these pictures if you click on them.

I know you want to.

Quiz machines are totally over rated. But saying that, I'll play if you put in your money.

He was totally staring at me and mouthing 'What the Frack!?'

This was originally a picture of a friend of mine who turned up to have a few drinks. It was originally drawn in a grey pen, but thanks to an accident in Photoshop, it is now quite odd/good.

It's a pretty good likeness too.

Girls suck at Pool.

Me on the other hand, am unbeaten.

I think this picture's hilarious. This is probably the fastest drawn picture in this post, but I had to capture the moment straight away.

I half wish that I'd left this in black and white. But that's a bit dull, really.

This is an unfinished environment drawing of the EleHouse. It took me so long to do this, and by then I was quite pissed and bored, so I just left it in the faint hope I'd finish it later.

I didn't, but I think the white space helps lend it a surreal edge. It's all very sophisticated.

This is the last picture I'll show you from my first day doing this project, it was also the last picture I drew whilst there. I was very bored and a little drunk by then, so I pretty much had a fight with the sketch book, and won.

I'll make another post either tomorrow or Wednesday showing all of the images from my second day spent doodling random students. With any luck I'll get to go back some point this week and draw some more before Friday.

1 comment:

Zara said...

Keep up the good work.