Started on the technical drawing pass in Illustrator (click for hi-res version)
I’ve never really got on with Illustrator, its not ‘hands on’ enough for me. Hopefully it’ll be worth persevering and getting to know it a bit better.
Tried to go weird. Need to go weirder. Challenge accepted.
Finished mocking up what its pretty much going to look like. I’m going to make a full-on technical line drawing in illustrator next. Then colour it flat colours with maybe a couple of gradients. Maybe I’ll do it CMYK. Part of an evolving master plan. Eventually I’ll get to the point where I can transfer the lot to an A1 canvas and start actually painting. Some time.
Pics from tonight.
Had an idea. Big Cartel for canvas prints.
I want to make a nice paint by numbers to keep me busy over the coming months.
I’ve been into hip hop and the turntablism scene for as long as I can remember so I’m nerding out and painting a big, graphic picture of my decks mid-mix.
I’ve started to mock up how its going to look before I start doing any actual measuring and drawing. Sorting the colours and the geeky detail that only proper trainspotting dj’s would get.
Massive nerd out.
Got a little bit bored so it all went a bit silly. Boredom breeds creativity.
Getting all excited about a new big painting that I’m thinking of doing. Unfeasibly nerdy…
Watercolours, brush pen and a black Sharpie. As time goes on my flagrant disregard for trying to draw tight pictures grows. And I like it.
Starting to get a ‘little’ bit bored of watercolours already. I’ve got 3 weeks now until the next session so I’m going to have a good hard thunk on what direction to go next. I’m open to suggestions! :D
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I went to see my mate Sam in Sheffield. He’s played keyboard in the ‘little glitches’ for nearly 15 years. They invited me to watch them practise and I did some painting.
It was all the fun.
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Mixed bag tonight. Mostly pen and watercolours, but I made a schoolboy error not bringing enough watercolour paper, so there’s some conté crayon and black pencil crayon in there too.
Hopefully I’ll have some fun stuff to post next week that’s not my usual life drawing fare… before the life drawing on Thurs. We’ll see how that goes…
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Firstly – thank you to everyone who voted in the poll in my previous post, its a massive step in the right direction :D
Here are the pics from tonight’s session. Felt very low stress, I was really trying to not worry about doing good drawings and just getting on with it.
I used a mixture of Brush Pen, a black Sharpie and watercolours. I’m using a different brand of paper this time round and its subtly different in texture and feel. More absorbent, less ‘accurate’ but dries much faster.
This will probably be my last 10 week term for a good while as another micro noise human will be joining the family around the start of Autumn xx