Description A few weeks ago I had a go at drawing some Abstract Charcoal pictures. It had been quite a while since I had done work like this. My first few attempts were pretty awful, and I was ready to give up, but I was determined this time. I put the Music on Louder (Twas Harry Nilsson via Spotify), took a deep breath; and worked. The great thing about Charcoal is that you can easily remove, smudge, rub out, go over again, remove again. My strategy was to do this until I had something I was happy with.Sure enough, with determination I had created something that I didn't want to screw up and throw away. With renewed vigour I created more pictures, in the zone now. My Mojo was back.I have since tried recreating with Paint but not with quite the same success, nevertheless I will keep trying. Hopefully I can post the results here soon.
Andrew Roper, Brighton Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement Graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester in 1998 with an BA(Joint Hons) in Fine Art and Art History. After graduating I spent my 20's in a band called Flying Machine and working at American Express. Now working as a Freelancer and Re-applying myself within the Fine Arts. My recent work has involved exploring Abstract Landscapes, mainly with the use of Charcoal. I wish to expand this in the future and apply my forms and ideas onto full colour canvases.