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Life Drawing March 9th 2017

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?

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Extreme Doodling

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.

tattoo-jebbers

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.

Ronnie-Ray-and-Reggie-Cray

Will paint up some of these soon as I can muster the juices

New Pens = Rediscovering Doodling

Doodling. Takes a new pen to rekindle the feeling of drawing for drawings sake.

bird-lizard

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.

trippin-fish

Did some ugly fish. This pen draws ugly fish. Aiming to paint it with watercolors. Why wouldn’t I?

manta

Millicent the magnificent manta ray.

robbie-rock-lobster

Robbie The Rock Lobster. Didn’t work. Stopped.

blue-roughs

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.

Life Drawing 7th May 2015

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.

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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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New Spring Term – Life Drawing Thu 30th April 2015

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.

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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

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.

 

Print Collection 14-09-11

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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