Thursday, 27 May 2010

illustration friday - early

illustration for this weeks' illustration friday topic - early

copic multiliner and faber-castell brush tipped pens

Thursday, 20 May 2010


pastel drawing of the racehorse redrum

Monday, 17 May 2010

illustration friday - equipment

oil paint on canvas

illustration friday - equipment

not sure why I chose military equipment for this oil on canvas painting. I've only done a couple of paintings so far and still finding it pretty difficult to get it looking realistic. Also.. there's some reflected light from the paint, especially visible in the sky - finding it hard to photograph oil paints as they can be a bit reflective.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

illustration friday - fearless

fearless mos fights the kraken
pen and ink

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

life drawing 11/05/2010

Life drawing again this week, and I don't think it went as good as last week. As usual we started off with some 1 minute poses, and then a lot of 30 second poses. I experimented this week with using some thick charcoal sticks on their edge to get quick broad strokes, and then a bit of finger blending if I had time. I quite like how some of these turned out (wel, for 30 second sketches anyway! :)

Then I think the rest of the time we spend on 20 - 30 minute poses. I tried a few different things but I wasn't too happy with the proportions and layout.

On the plus side, the light seemed a bit better tonight, a lot of the time I'm finding it difficult to see shadows and tone on the models body but it seemed a bit clearer tonight.

Mostly charcoal with a bit of chalk on the sitting pose.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

biro experiments

I saw some amazing drawings recently done by an artist using just a biro pen, I had to give it a try! This is my attempt, a lot smaller than his drawings and not nearly as realistic, but a fun experiment. The biro feels quite good to draw with and you can get some light crosshatched tones but it's really slow going, and pretty unforgiving. Here's a link to the biro artists' website.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010