Drawing has been my primary focus for the past year or so and I have found it to be very rewarding. I like the more immeadiate results you get from drawing. Unlike painting, with oil at least, I do not have to wait for layers to dry. I can begin to see the image emerge as soon as I put pencil to paper. I have many more self-portrait ideas and they seem to be coming much faster than I can actually make the work.
I am starting a series of emotions which will be a series of 30-40 small scale self portraits arranged in a grid, all individually framed. Each portrait will convey a different emotion. Both the facial expression and the style in which the portrait is drawn will convey the emotion. Example: Fierce slashing markmaking will better convey the emotion anger and soft fragile marks will better depict the feeling of serenity or peace.
Image: The Trophy, pencil on paper, 22x30", 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
I recently got a paper accepted entitled "Design Thinking: Idea Development" to the 2007 MX Design Conference in Mexico City, Mexico
from October 29th-31th. I am thrilled to be accepted among the other international designers and look forward to presenting my paper. This has been a goal of mine for some time. Check out the link to the conference here.
MX Design Conference
Posted by Jesse Payne at 7:58 PM
Friday, June 01, 2007
My classes ended yesterday and I am getting geared up for a long roadtrip home. I am going to visit family and friends for a week in Indiana. When I get back I am going to get my studio organized to get started on a few new bodies of work. I want to complete a series of portraits in graphite and continue my thought paintings. My summer reading list consists of Harry Potter, A Whole New Mind, and lots of reasearch on design thinking, critical thinking, and idea development for my research paper presentation in Mexico City in Oct.at the MX International Design Conference.
Posted by Jesse Payne at 7:56 AM