Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lisa Harper-Ideas for "Underbelly of Birmingham"

I have a few ideas floating around, I still haven't been able to pinpoint one. First of all, what many could consider the "underbelly" of most of the Western world: Roma, gypsies, wanderers. Around the 1800-1900s many settled in what has now become Black Patch Park, in Smethwick (right at the edge of Birmingham). Another is burlesque shows and particularly Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School where you can do life drawing with burlesque dancers as models. And my third idea is just looking at people waiting outside of clubs, you get some pretty weird characters.

2 comments:

Chiu said...

I like the pen and ink washes, but you need to add more details and be more patient in your mark making, and in that way you can go either way to design an artist book, or a zine - suppose it depends on how you want to communicate your ideas

Vernon said...

Really like your illustrations atm. Im not too sure where you could go with this atm, perhaps just pick one at random to take further and if it doesnt work out go back to the other two...