Thursday, 29 April 2010

lobster attack

pencil, brush & ink, watercolour

Monday, 26 April 2010

illustration friday - ahead

"ahead" - ink and brush with charcoal

mos with piano

charcoal drawing (it's 1280x1024 pixels, perfect for your desktop! :-)

Saturday, 24 April 2010

outdoors sketching

Overtoun House. fountain pen (Rotring ArtPen M & EF lovely pens!).

tree stump, charcoal (vine charcoal, Conte 2B Charcoal pencil, Conte Sanguine pencil)

I'm much more used to drawing still life from photographs, but today I got outside with the aim of drawing something. Both drawings were a bit harder because I had to hold the paper awkwardly. The building was a lot more complex than I thought when I started, it was gettingn cold too so I think I was beginning to rush things towards the end. The tree stump - I'm not even sure if it's recognisable as that, I find it hard to draw things like this that are complex but without any real recognisable shape, like drawing rocks and things. I guess it's good practice at drawing exactly what I am seeing.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

life drawing 20/04/2010

Another night of drawing at the botanic gardens. These two are both 30 minute poses, both drawn in charcoal. The figure lying down was quite heavily blended, not so sure about the face on that one!

Monday, 19 April 2010


I wanted to try a more illustrative style tonight, of the 3 drawings, this one turned out the best. Sketched in pencil then drawn with ink and brush. I think next time I'll go for a more sketchy look than this.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

life drawing 13/04/2010

The life drawing class at the botanics has a good friendly atmosphere, plus, biscuits at half time!

Monday, 12 April 2010

red chair 12/04/2010 - and how jpegs can fail us

Pencil Drawing. Some figure practice, drawn from a Dr Sketcheys photo posted on facebook. I was trying to reduce the noise levels and accidentally made it red but I quite liked it so I kept it like that. Unfortunately Jpeg images can't handle pure colour very well so it turned out even more blurry when I uploaded it!!
Update: Aha, I made it a .png file and that fixed it! (the blurry one is the crappy jpeg for comparison)