Accepted into We ALL Draw @UAL2015

David Somers bio photo By David Somers Comment

I submitted one of my doodles — untitled [doodle 2015-09-21] — into We ALL Draw @UAL2015. This event is curated by Tania Kovats and Kelly Chorpening and will take place at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, from November 5-8, 2015, and is an exhibition to showcase the scope, diversity and depth of drawing.

My drawing has been accepted and will be part of the We ALL Draw @UAL 2015 group exposition. An online preview will be available of works to be exhibited at Bargehouse.

The original doodle was drawn using black felt-tip pen on bleached chlorine free paper.

Picture of a doodle
untitled [doodle 2015-09-21]. Ink on paper. Approx 33 cm × 44 cm.

The entry that I submitted was a digital image of this doodle. The image was initially brought into the digital world using the digital camera on my iPhone. It was photographed in the early afternoon, with the September sun low and basking rays over the paper. An interesting effect is that the color of the black ink has some subtle colorization due to the sunlight scattering off it. To highlight this the image underwent extremely light digital post processing using Adobe Photoshop, viz., the paper was masked and replaced with a neutral solid color.

Picture of a doodle
untitled [doodle 2015-09-21]. Digital print. Image 33 × 44 cm on RA2.

For the entry to be displayed I digitally printed this resulting image using pigment ink on heavyweight coated white paper trimmed to RA2. The image was deliberately scaled so that it was reproduced at the same size as the original doodle; for aesthetic reasons no color bleed was added so there is an unprinted margin on all sides and for practicality can be hung using bull clips without obscuring the image.

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