Jenny Saville has used drawing more obviously in her more recent work, working in charcoal on layers of tracing paper to create multiple, shifting images. I have experimented with working on tracing paper which is satisfying because of the smooth surface but messy. I like the idea of generating layers of drawings in the same way I would approach layers when painting with oil as I feel it gives a sense of fluidity, transience and strangely seems unsettled, like the drawing could lift or drop from the page.
Very early on I started looking at Vee Speers 'The Birthday Party' which is presented 'with a façade of fantasy but with a pared down aesthetic that amplifies the visual intensity through its simplicity'. http://www.veespeers.com/about.php
Although her figures are very static I like the direct gaze, the costuming and the sense of ambiguity in the photographs. I experimented with drawing one of the photographs on tracing paper to make it more ephemeral, the experimented with placing it over a collaged image to superimpose and create layers.
I worked closely with Lucy from my studio to learn the drypoint printing technique. This figure came from my playing fairy painting, although I have cropped the top of the head.
Since learning the drypoint technique, I have experimented with using different printing inks and hand colouring but I prefer the more graphic, payne's grey prints as they are so starkly different to my paintings, introducing a more sinister initial impression.