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Day 34 The Making of the Map

Day 34 The Making of the Map

Still working. I lost track of time and  forgot to blog! It's twenty to one! oops. Sometimes you can get into a zone where time just whizzes past and the art work  comes so naturally and other times it is a real struggle to  get the right flow and relax into the work....

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Day 33 The Making of the Map

Day 33 The Making of the Map

Yes, I even work Sundays!  The quote, 'to strive,to seek,to find and not to yield' (especially the 'not to yield')  seemed very apt to me this morning as the sunshine and the garden called. I continued working over the waves at the bottom of the map and tweaked them...

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Day 32 The Making of the Map

Day 32 The Making of the Map

I worked on the  Davis sea today working my way up towards the Terra Nova. I had studied the currents earlier in my research and noted the East Wind Drift that moves around this area and I wanted to make sure the waves were moving in the right direction. You will...

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Day 31 The Making of the Map

Day 31 The Making of the Map

Perspective was my  puzzle again today. I had moved from the eye line of the seal to the clouds and then the horizon and now I needed to bring the waves to the foreground thus  bringing the Adelie pengiuin to the correct level. I also had to consider the pattern of...

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Day 30 The Making of the Map

Day 30 The Making of the Map

A full day on the Ross sea, ice bergs and clouds. My aim was to try and  match up the left and right hand sides of the map but at the same time make them look different. On the right I moved from waves to clouds and on the right, ice into clouds. The icebergs are...

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Day 29 TThe Making of the Map

Day 29 TThe Making of the Map

The Ross  sea and icebergs changing into clouds were on my list for today. Last night after the blog, I managed a couple more hours. The darkness of the sky and sea really makes the icebergs and Antarctica stand out. My aim was to work on the left hand side today. I...

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Day 28 The Making of the Map

Day 28 The Making of the Map

Hello! Three days off, I bet you thought I had got another cold or given up. No, personal circumstances that's all. However, I have still been working on the map, just researching and thinking and sketching. You may recall that I said I was considering changing the...

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Day 27 The Making of the Map

Day 27 The Making of the Map

Icebergs again today. Again I began by  searching the internet for icebergs. In the end I drew freehand  from my imagination and took elements off  certain icebergs I had found because I simply couldn't find the right shapes. I began by  inking the circular shape...

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Day 26 The Making of the Map

Day 26 The Making of the Map

Apologies that there was no blog yesterday: I had to lecture at Plymouth University. Today I am overjoyed as I have just taken possession of an A0 drawing board from an architect. My back is saved! I was working leaning over a table, or on a desk  mounted drawing...

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Day 25 The Making of the Map

Day 25 The Making of the Map

Only just finished for the day- well almost, so I apologise for the blog being so late. I focused on perspective today. You might recall that I said I wanted it to look a little strange, but I also wanted it to flow and look fairly natural too- I know what I meant!  I...

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