An innovative dialogue between the creative disciplines of sound and drawing.
Jody Graham and Mark Cauvin perform a duet responding to each other’s creative practice. Mark is an improvisor and composer playing the double bass and Jody is a multidisciplinary artist who is drawing with drawing tools she has made from discarded items.
Mirroring Layers manifests in a rhetoric of sound and marks that explores the possibilities of performance practice between a musician and a visual artist and generates a unique evocative language of its own.
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This video explains where to position facial features and other portrait characteristics from a front on viewpoint. Understanding this simple portrait guideline will help drawing and painting projects throughout the series. The drawing activity to follow along with is a continuous line scribble drawing. This exercise is about building up constant scrawling marks with varying line pressure and direction.
This video showcases a simple technique on how to mix a few tones from one bottle of ink. This method, shared with unusual mark making tools, encourages expressive outcomes in a wet in wet drawing activity demonstrated.
This video demonstrates how to make a drawing and painting tool from an onion bag and spoon and explains other mark making ideas using discarded objects.
The drawing activity considers composition and explains how to draw a portrait with a spoon and ink.
This video, the series concludes bringing together all the material and skills showcased in videos 1, 2 and 3 and explains how to develop and rework unsatisfactory or incomplete portraits from previous episodes.
The drawing activity in this video establishes how to work on multiple portraits at the same time using a variety of approaches in mixed media.