Life drawing. From Life. With Paint.
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Blimey, haven’t posted on here in ages. Massive geeking has returned after an extended hiatus.
I stopped doing this masochistic exercise in Sep 2015.
Now I’ve started again.
I’d forgotten how far I went with it. Even photographing lettering, then vectoring it.
And don’t even get me started on this little bastard. Using old software (CS3 and CS4) is stupid. I am stupid. I use old software.
No idea how far this rabbit hole goes. I’ve got a shovel and a head torch. If I’m gone long, just wait longer.
Last session forever tonight, probably. not.
New term starts again in September, but all sorts of stuff is going on round then. Kinda want to do a full year of watercolours, but we’ll see how that goes. Still want to do some live animation flip book stylee.
More watercolours tonight
Tried to have a crack without outlines on some of them, some people like it, others didn’t… you never can tell.
Last session next week. Still want to do some animation, but I can’t sort out how I’m going to do it – need a flip book from somewhere.
Pics from tonight.
Had an idea. Big Cartel for canvas prints.
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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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
I’m running out of space and have been trying to work out what to do with all of the artwork I have created over the 20 years I’ve been Life Drawing. I have original intaglio prints, acrylic canvasses, watercolour studies and much much more sitting unloved and unseen.
I’m considering whether its worth putting stuff up in an etsy shop (or similar) and having to go through the rigmarole of self assessment tax forms again.
So, help a guy out. How much would you pay for my arts? I’ve set up a mega simple poll at the following link. Click it and tick a checkbox, it takes literally 2 seconds and is completely anonymous.
Had fun tonight, more brush pen and watercolour work. Slightly bigger at A4 size, more confident with stronger colours.
Its the final session of term next week, I’m in two minds whether to carry on with the watercolours or try something completely different and do some animation, live, at life class…
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Til next week…
Tonight was all about the watercolours. I did the first half with brush pen line drawings as the base, then black pencil crayon in the second half.
Pretty pleased with these for not having touched watercolours since trying to learn them at college nearly half my lifetime ago. Click thumbnails to view larger images:
Note to self: Try doing animation at Life Class next week. No, I don’t really know what will happen – but I want to find out!