Turkish Bath – Now on Society6

I spent all Sunday and many hours after that painfully scanning three A1 drawings on a A4 scanner.

I looked all over London but couldn’t find anyone scanning high-resolution drawings.

Which frankly astounds me. Don’t other people want their large work scanned? Apparently not.

Each drawing needed about 9-11 overlapping scans, then I needed to stitch them all together in photoshop.

You have to start at one corner and overlap them, top to bottom and left to right, using the ‘multiply’ filter to align the details of the drawing as closely as possible. Usually the scans are at various angles so you have to gently rotate all the pieces to get them to align.

It’s excruciating.

But I finished this one and it’s available as prints and skins on society6.

Go get a print! 

Turkish Bath

Turkish Bath

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4 thoughts on “Turkish Bath – Now on Society6

  1. Is it Philistine to ask how you’d describe this?

    It has a kind of airy, pleasantly fantastical air about it, almost like a children’s book illustration. There’s enough spaciousness, along with a sort of disinterested air, that makes it feel like it’s defusing the sense of the erotic and inviting the viewer to consider other things.

    On the other hand: there are a lot of naked birds in there.

  2. No not at all.
    This is the sequel to another drawing (which i will put up once it’s stitched together) called the Arsonists Ball.
    That drawing is madly crowded and very busy.
    So this is the post ball scene. The ladies of this dysfunctional house are relaxing after an all nighter as it were.
    I think there is a voyeuristic element to this drawing. It references all those old drawings of women lazing around opulently in bath houses, during the Oriental craze, painted mostly by men. So I think your assessment of it is very apt. Not quite erotic, but voyeuristic.

  3. I like this one a lot. Reminiscent of the odalisque paintings (like you mentioned) but there’s also that Zelda Fitzgerald-y hair that you’ve given a number of them, which confuses things a bit. Sort of mishmashing the Roaring Twenties with woozy Orientalist romanticism. Even before I read your comment about the other drawing, I imagined these women going ballistic at a party before. Now I want to see Arsonists’ Ball.

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