Sunday, 16 November 2014

Second original "zines" project / "Fragments" -- zine number four





Hand bound, tracing paper & polaroid cover, with Saunders Watercolour paper 190gsm pages, all drawings done in graphite. Approx. A5 size. 3 big drawings & 3 little drawings with a little self portrait at the back. 4 pages. More photos / for sale here --- http://gemmatopliss.bigcartel.com/product/fragments-original-zine-4-4

Second original "zines" project / "Fragments" -- zine number three




Hand bound, tracing paper & polaroid cover, with Saunders Watercolour paper 190gsm pages, all drawings done in graphite. Approx. A5 size. 3 big drawings & 3 little drawings with a little self portrait at the back. 4 pages. More photos / for sale here --- http://gemmatopliss.bigcartel.com/product/fragments-original-zine-3-3


Second original "zines" project / "Fragments" -- zine number two





Hand bound, tracing paper & polaroid cover, with Saunders Watercolour paper 190gsm pages, all drawings done in graphite. Approx. A5 size. 3 big drawings & 3 little drawings with a little self portrait at the back. 4 pages. More photos / for sale here --- http://gemmatopliss.bigcartel.com/product/fragments-original-zine-2-3

Second original "zines" project / "Fragments" -- zine number one







Hand bound, tracing paper & polaroid cover, with Saunders Watercolour paper 190gsm pages, all drawings done in graphite. Approx. A5 size. 3 big drawings & 3 little drawings with a little self portrait at the back. 4 pages. More photos / for sale here --- http://gemmatopliss.bigcartel.com/product/fragments-original-zine-one



Gingko leaves / memories of Japan


Documenting memories from Japan / the little visual imprints left on my mind. Powerlines draped across the city, the symmetry and quietness of Koi fish at Senso-ji

Studio / October 2014


Drawing windows / photographing windows




Tokyo windows / ongoing series



Inspired by walking home at night through Tokyo / the little gestures people leave in public spaces / the shapes and shadows of Tokyo.

Gingko leaves

Koi fish / lanterns inside Gingko leaves —- First two little drawings in preparation for a larger series of works. Memories from Japan, black and white Charcoal. 






Tokyo / October 2014

So lucky to have gone to Japan for 10 days, returned with so much inspiration and insight. I feel as though my perspective has completely shifted. Lots of bigger and better works to come I hope. Saw so much, and talked to so many good and interesting people. Truly so, so lucky. Here are some disposable photos from that time; 

























Self




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Afternoon light














Scraps / Drawings in my new sketchbook / Cherry blossoms from our tree that match perfectly with orange afternoon light. 

I've been having really nice lazy days recently, lying in the sun, doing drawings earl in the morning, listening to a lot of ambient music + Devendra Banhart. Just over a month until I go toJapan. 


Mini sketchbook / original "zine" project; Part two

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Mini sketchbook / original "zine" project

First three of a very limited edition of ten little filled sketchbooks / hand drawn zines. 6 original drawings all drawn in a 4 (double sided) page Moleskine postal notebook (140mm x 90mm). Kept as a mini sketchbook over a few days, this is a collection of unique little drawings done with graphite. Book also includes ephemera stuck in on some pages. Each book comes with a little photocopied mini zine made especially for the project, as well as a polaroid.


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