Life Drawing 26th Feb

Tried watercolours, brush pen and some nice safe weird tonight.

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Just need to learn how to watercolour now. 2 mins of reading 9 tips on beginners watercolours at break isn’t going to cut it.

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Aaron mentioned in jest that I should try some animation at life drawing. Challenge accepted. Just have to work out how. Flip books or laptop Flash. Haven’t made a flip book since school…

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Life Drawing Feb 12th 2015

I haven’t been able to make it to the last couple of classes, but I’m back again tonight.

I spent the entire session using a calligraphy brush and Sumi-e ink on A2 cartridge paper. *note to self read up about history of sumi-e http://www.drue.net/sumi-e-history.htm *

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This is only the second week I’ve tried this, so lots to learn. Such as – how the hell do you stop the pooling of ink into blotchy areas? How am I meant to transport wet, inky paintings at the end of the session? Just how chronic was Jan-Michael Vincent’s cocaine habit during the filming of popular 80’s TV series ‘Airwolf’?

Chatting to one of the models after the session, she mentioned water colour artists face just the same problems. I’ve just inherited a bunch of watercolour kit and I’ve always been scared of watercolours. Perhaps now is the time to learn.