2014 was the year of paint, colour and canvas. Hard work, but bloody good fun. I’m mostly pleased with just about everything from this year. Which is high praise indeed from me.
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The tentative plan for next year is to play. I want to stick to paint (or colour at least) but try out lots of different surfaces, sizes and techniques to see what happens. I fancy some big chinese Sumi-e ink work which will be a real challenge, and its not colour, but I should be able to work with tone. Maybe dabble in watercolours, but most of all I want to try acrylics on a bunch of different media – wood, home stretched canvas, metal even… who knows. Will be fun finding out.
I’ve been doing a couple of little digital things in my spare time recently (spare time – pah!), so I thought I’d post them up here.
A friend at work needed an illustration to finish the invite (and website) he’d designed so I agreed to help.
I don’t do this stuff professionally any more but I dig the process, so this is how it goes:
The design so far
The illustration brief
Read on to see how the final Illustration was created and delivered…
Continue reading Adam and Cerys Wedding Invite Illustration
Here are my arts for this week. Please look at them with your face.
Not being able to take decent photos of my arts is really starting to bake my noodle… *calls photographer friend…
Which reminds me. Chris – don’t know if you read this thing, but good shout on looking at the black and white views to see how the colour values work. Interesting…
Here are my arts. Inspect them at your leisure…
Had fun with these tonight. Not my best work, but enjoying the process is more important… :D
Had fun with the first one and substantially less fun with the second…
Really like the first one here, muffed the drawing a bit at the start with the legs being too short and the arms too long, but whatever…
Second pose is always shorter (40mins as opposed to 1hr) so I tried to use the BG colour for the shadows to save time.
I suppose the takeaway from tonight is that not watering down your acrylics like I had to for the Coldharbour painting is the way forward…
Addon 31st Mar 2014: Its good. The more I think about it, the less I care about how anatomically and proportionally correct the drawings are. More free, more better. In your face anatomy…! I WILL be free from the tyranny of realism
Learnt tonight that painting on dark backgrounds is not so fun.
Will post the one from the second hour later when its dry. *here it is. Not so keen on this one, but in for a penny, in for a pound.
2014 will be the year of finishing the Coldharbour painting…MUST be the year of finishing the Coldharbour painting (for my sanity if nothing else)
Back to Life Drawing class for 2014 for me too. I’ve spent a year getting my head round being a dad, now its time to pick art back up again. Going to try to focus on painting this year.
Happy New Year! :D