Below is a painting I'm currently working on of Kevin the black rock chicken. Kevin is actually female (obviously a confused chicken.) I'm aiming to keep the colours vibrant to contrast with the solid areas of black.
What do you do with a pile of train tickets? I'll tell you what, you make models of trains!
I'm creating a short animation based on the frustration of commuters; "leaves on the line" being a common reason for delays.
I have started to create a train track using the reverse side of tickets as a base, and building up strips of tickets to represent sleepers.
I might go for a slightly abstract approach for the "leaves" on the line, and incorporate the cut-outs and patterns created by stamped tickets.
I have started to create basic cubes to form train carriages, which I will continue to add more detail. However, I may go for a simple shape to complement the busy surface pattern of the tickets.
(FYI- I am not a trainspotter, so apologies for any inaccuracy in train representation.)
Posted by Jo Elliott at 20:31