Category Archives: Art

Life drawings of a moving Butoh dancer

Here are some life drawings of a moving Butoh dancer made during a life drawing class at Taidehalli art gallery, Helsinki. Some of these drawings were made while I was moving around the space; in a few of them I moved 360 degrees around the subject.

Butoh movement drawing 1

Butoh movement drawing 2

Butoh movement drawing 3

Butoh movement drawing 4

Butoh movement drawing 5

Butoh movement drawing 6

Butoh movement drawing 7

Butoh movement drawing 8

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Autumn colours

These are some experiments with line and colour. I got inspired by some free painting at a kids event and I couldn’t resist getting involved. It was great to make a mess and experiment; it was also inspiring and fun to be around such enthusiastic young little artists! The painting made at that event is at the bottom of this post. It’s a mess, but something about it was refreshing.

Line and colour 1

Line and colour 2

Line and colour 3

Line and colour 4

Line and colour 5

Line and colour 6

Line and colour 7

Line and colour 8

Turku_painting

Street drawing

 

I’ve been making movement drawings in my sketchbook whenever I can for some time. Often I like the results on their own, but I rarely post just these sketches; they often inform other drawings, but I like the raw quality of the sketches.

‘Soup’

I have some new images on my art blog chrisfraserart.com, here are a few of the black and white ones. Some are ink drawings with colour others are pure line studies.

The images below are playing with the notion of life being like a soup from the beginning of life to now, on a microcosmic and macrocosmic level.

Life often feels like a soup. A really thick soup with far too many ingredients that sometimes tastes good and sometimes tastes awful.

drawing_funnyenergy_092016

drawing_funnynegativeenergy_092016

drawing_franticenergy_092016

drawing_franticnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_madenergy_092016

drawing_madnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_negativeenergy_092016

drawing_nervousnegativeenergy_092016

drawing_someenergy_092016

drawing_somenegativeenergy_092016