In Process: Make Your Mark / by Simone Brewster

"The  artist never entirely knows- We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take a leap in the dark."

AGNES de MILLE

They say the hardest thing about any idea is getting it out of your head and into the world. 
In the case of the artist or designer, that process is usually the act of making a drawing. Still in this day and age of 3D models and computer technology, the first step of developing an idea is usually picking up a pencil and moving it across a blank sheet of paper. 

And it is usually at this stage that you realise the empty page asks so many questions. 
What should I be, should we start at the top or the bottom. What do you want to say?

Sometimes the easiest way to overcome these questions is not to find the answers before hand, but to unravel them as you go.
Action over thinking.
Bringing the thought to life then reflecting afterwards. or treating creation much more like conversation, allowing the words to form far more fluidly with an idea of what you want to convey whilst allowing the freedom of these words to flow and form as you speak. 

Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 1
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 2
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 3
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 4
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 5
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 6
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 7
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 8
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 9
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 11
Simone Brewster Mark Making drawing 12

These marks were just marks... at first. 
But introducing some play they do become the start of an interesting investigation into texture and pattern.