THE ORIGINAL SOULIE
THE ADVENTURES OF ALL THE LITTLE PEOPLE WITH THE GRIDDED BODY - WHITE WITH BLACK STRIPES AND BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPES - SOULIES AND THEIR LIVES IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS.
Drawn to represent anyone who finds him/her/itself in its place.
Designed to explain situations without giving it a specific face, it is an anonymous individual to name for yourself.
Make it show you a world or situation through someone elses eyes or make them understand yourself better.
Soulies are drawings of little people, which aren´ t little at all, they just seem that way to me, because they have a lot of growing to do. They are the perfect subjects when it comes to explaining how I feel sometimes, what I have been up to or where I am going. In that aspect they become me.
I use them for my blog, to show people how I work, for in between nonsense and most importantly, I use them to tell stories of my GRIDS & BRICKS collection.
THE TOOL OF CHOICE
Working with an isograph can be challenging. I have experienced and written a few things about this and after working with them for many years, I can say I don´t break them as much as I used to before. Of course I still do. Managing pressure on the pen is still a discipline I am poor at when it comes to being completely emerged in work.
Why the isograph? Technical pens and drawings have left an impression on me since childhood. I have always been surrounded with Rotring and I have yet to find a pen that works for me as well as this one does. Drawing with it is clear and well defined.
It allows extreme detail work and offers creative ways of explaining what you have drawn. The tool fits well with the concept of my work. It underlines it and makes it complete.
Conceptual abstract geometric storytelling.
As for the length of the process of working with an isograph, it requires a lot of patience and is a sort of meditation. A delicate pen has to be handled with a lot of attention. Drawing fine lines also requires making as few mistakes as possible, erasing ink means covering it up. This way the idea is prepared by the pencil and worked out by the pen.