When asked to explore the local universe and record through drawing, the people inhabiting it, I was extremely frustrated. As I mentioned in a previous post, drawing people is a difficult challenge for me as it doesn’t come naturally where my drawing ability is concerned. However looking back on the sketches I did on that day, I was quite pleased with them so decided to attempt that brief again and create a character based on a conversation I overheard between two women in which they were discussing moving house:
A: It’ll just be the t-shirt and the bags left
B: We’ll get Pete to come down or I’ll get a white van man
A: I’m sure he can use the frame… just get a new one out
B: I’ll get those sent to Cambridge
A: If you have the frame…?
B: Yeah, rather than buying a new one… so is it looking a lot better then?
A: Yeah, you’ll have to come up and visit
Using this I developed a character profile:
A lady aged 36 concerned with moving house thus a dishevelled look with crazy hair, very organised however. She wears glasses, t-shirts but is also very stylish and as she likes to repurpose and reuse, she shops in charity shops. Talks a lot due to eccentric bright personality. Very sociable and a coffee drinker to keep her going through the busy hours she has.
From this and the drawings I did previously, I started to build my character: