'Feminine Family Portrait” Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Ink and newspaper on mylar and pine panel.
Left panel is mum, the small top middle one is my oldest sister, the middle on in the middle is my older sister, and the bottom middle one and the right panel are self portraits.
This is for Form and Structure. I chose to do my final project as an installation. We had to create a relationship between a vertical surface and a horizontal surface. I chose to create shelves, an index kind of of these glass vials and non-funtional lightbulbs. In these vials is dried lavender.
My main idea was that flowers will not grow when not in soil, they are dead in these man-made glass vials. In the same way, our man-made lightbulbs will not be powered by an organic substance, the wood shelf. As the shelves move upwards from the ground the vials get smaller, more constricting and more impractical.
I thought of the idea at 10 30 this morning while buying random things at active surplus, worked on it, had a nap, worked in the woodshop, and just finished it and mounted it on my wall to see how it looked. 10 hours and one final project done in one day, A DAY EARLY.
Yessssss. Art schoolin’ like a champ.
'Soft Hands [Study Two]' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Bonus points if you can guess who’s hands these are.
Happiness is a new inkpot or three.
- Speedball Super Black India Ink
- Koh-I-Noor Drawing Ink in Raw Sienna
- Calli Calligraphy Ink in Burgundy 013.
'Soft Hands [Study One]' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
3 colours of calligraphy inks on BFK paper.
Exciting news! The ‘Soft Anatomy: Small’ is on sale now in my shop! Get it HERE.
Affordable price and so cute!
Because all you followers have been amazing to me so far, I thought I would reward you with a GIVEAWAY of one of these prints!
I will give away a watercoloured print to one person on tumblr! All you have to do is reblog this (and keep this commentary) and I’ll pick a winner at random in 2 weeks. I’ll announce it, but also make sure you have your ask boxes open so I can contact you for shipping info!
Good luck my babies! Thank you so much again for all your questions/comments/love!
Quick update of an assignment I’m working on. Another panel of my feminine family portrait for nature and culture class. This is the self portrait part. This panel and THIS panel will be the biggest, as it is my own examination of the relationship I have with my mum and how she has influenced me.
Drawing with ink on mylar is the best feeling in the world. I highly recommend you try it.
This is also from last semester. Unfinished, from a two-day sustained position life drawing. I’d like to finish it still, and just improvise the rest. One day there was a reclining skeleton, and the second there was a model lying in its place so I managed to get some interesting layering effects in the lower figure.
I miss working in carbon! It’s been too long. I think I’ll revisit this one in the next couple days. Rebecca Ladds, 2010
This was a final assignment for drawing class last semester. ‘Self Portrait with headgear’. Rebecca Ladds, 2010.
Hours upon hours of staring into the mirror and drawing, can you tell I was tired?
Carbon pencil on paper. Probably around 2.5’ x 1.5’?
Work in progress. Part of a triptych-ish collection of wood panels that is an examination of my own experiences with the relationship of nature vs. nurture.
Isn’t my mother beautiful!?
"Pacha Mama [Study 2]" Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Rebecca Ladds, 2011. Something in the works.
So I was trying to take photos of the size difference in the mini Soft Anatomy prints and my bunny rained on my parade. This is the size difference though. They will be up in the shop soon. Anyone game for a giveaway!?
"Soft Anatomy [Study 5: Skull]" Rebecca Ladds 2011.
Drawing available HERE.