Starting to get a bit bored of water colour and line, still enjoying it though
Time to come up with some new experiments… any ideas?
Even my dad likes this one. “That’s good that is. You should frame it. Don’t paint it, its good as it is.” High praise indeed. Intriguing how the doodle absorbs what’s going on around you. Telly, and children with ants in their pants sitting on you in this case.
Still got paper stretched ready to do a kids character underwater scene. This is the first stab at notorious undersea(world) crime lords Ronnie Ray and Reggie Cray of the Criminal Crustacean Consortium.
Will paint up some of these soon as I can muster the juices
Doodling. Takes a new pen to rekindle the feeling of drawing for drawings sake.
There is method to the madness, probably. There’s a bird fish thing and a lizard claw thing. Keep the layout balanced, make psychedelic madness. WIP.
Did some ugly fish. This pen draws ugly fish. Aiming to paint it with watercolors. Why wouldn’t I?
Millicent the magnificent manta ray.
Robbie The Rock Lobster. Didn’t work. Stopped.
Roughs for an underwater scene. I’ve stretched some paper. I’ll doodle some madness. Then I’ll colour it in. Barry whale having a party with his mates. For my daughter. You massive crazy.
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.
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
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 *
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.
Had a crack with Dip Pen and Ink tonight, didn’t quite go as planned… heh ho, nothing ventured nothing gained :D
Four prints to collect today. Once again testing the two current types of ink I have at the moment. Charbonnel gives a much more subtle flavour, and the Caligo a less refined but more punchy, cartoony look. Testing will continue! Life drawing starts again tomorrow so a whole new raft of plate making will follow, which reminds me – I must prepare the 20 plates I bought :/
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