Wednesday, 30 March 2011


So the template has been scaled up and i have begun work on the piece, i'm using dip pen and ink on this so its extremely time consuming due to the scale of the media i am using to draw compared to the scale of the paper, i am currently still working on this (nearly there now!)
I have been thinking about what my work will look like in my graduation show and at the following exhibition 'Brink' that will be held in Brick Lane, i want my work to capture the audience and cause them to ask the question... 'what am i looking at?' Whe
n this image is complete and hopefully looking good, my ambition is to create a series of similar themed yet very different large images that will look great in the up and coming exhibitions.

However, as i have spent a lot of time on this single drawing i made the decision to record my progress by means of a stop frame animation, here are a few photographs and stills from the animation so far...


Iv been stuck on the thought of recreating the bodies for the earlier shown face scans, iv been desperate to see what they would look like if we reattach the distorted faces to the bodies upon which they were once attached. Some of the faces were distorted to the point that they looked like they were the faces from 2 separate bodies that had collided and merged into a one faced, two bodied being. Almost as if they were siamese or conjoined twins sharing a face. Another desire of mine is to recreate this idea in high detail on a large scale, possibly life-sized. To make this idea a reality i have gone on a search for some primary research in order to get the scale and body proportions correct, and where better to look than the owner of the warped face. I asked my model to lie in a series of different positions in order to create something that might connect to the face, using the powers of Photoshop i have made a rough template that i can draw from and work into, this is the one i have chosen to start with...

Friday, 18 March 2011


A little side line project. My mother requested i attempted to draw all the members of my immediate family in return for helping me out earlier on in the project (plaster casts). They are not my usual subject matter of choice in terms of the style of pose etc and they don't directly relate to my project but as they are also detailed ink drawings and concern themselves with the human form i thought i would include them in my blog of my final major project. Here are the results...

Terry Gamblen

Andrew Gamblen
Jodie Gamblen
Jean Gamblen
Ross Gamblen
Thomas Gamblen

Monday, 7 March 2011


Here are a couple of mono-prints i have made from the scanned faces. They were an worthwhile experiment but i don't feel they are effective in showing the detail of the faces.