Monday, January 3, 2011

the 47th bus trip...


i may have blogged about this before, but a while back i came across an interview with billy childish where he talks about the theory of 'ruckenfigur' - compositions in which the viewer sees the figure from behind and is invited to share in the view that the subject sees.
it's relevant to a lot of these bus prints as i've inevitably ended up drawing that back of my fellow passenger's heads quite a bit.

that said, i've shied away from showing much that's going on outside the bus, probably because there's not a huge amount of dramatic landscape to draw between here and the city centre; often it's dark out when i'm travelling; also because the scenery flies past a bit quick to draw clearly; plus sometimes the windows are so steamed up and/or grimy that you can't see much through them anyway...

so this was an attempt to do something ruckenfigur-y. and i quite like it.

2 comments:

Gavin Mart said...

these are becoming very good mister! when does the series finish?, ie when have you completed the year of bus rides?

si smith said...

the year is up! :-)
but i still have about ten prints to make :-(