Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Daily sketches + Reddit gets drawns

We went away for the weekend and took the kids to Centre Parcs. They had great fun and I got a bit of time in the evenings to do some drawing + painting. I did 2 daily sketches and 2 rgds.

Daily sketch 328 - Pizza
Our elder hd begged for pizza then refused to eat it when it came so we took it back with us and I did this watercolour from (still) life. I really like it, though it suffers from my usual washed out thing.

Daily sketch 331 - Bob's Burgers
This was supposed to be something in the style of or about the cartton show Bob's Burgers. I've never watched the show so I think my picture came out more 'generic cartoony' than anything else. I'd like to say it was a decision to do it in ball point pen but really I had one to hand and couldn't be bothered to get up. It's a picture of Theo Walcott eating his own foot while Alexi Sanchez phones his agent and Mezut Ozil regrets his life choices.

Reddit gets drawn - Bitterljuvast
I tried for a watercolour, but after I messed up the initial skin colour I decided to just go with it and make it a bit creepy. I quite like it, though as always it's too mono-toned.

Reddit gets drawn - Innersoulkitten
A marker comic style picture of some girl. I like this and did intend to colour it, but it got late and I went to bed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Journey into Bargue drawing

I'd really like to start abstracting my drawings and to try to develop something close to a style but I've always been painfully aware how poor my fundamentals are - basic things like anatomy, perspective and actual drawing/painting technique. I feel I need to get a good handle on all this before I can really try to experiment more. Or maybe I'm just putting it off and making excuses...

Anyway I had read about an old drawing course create by Charles Bargue that involved learning to draw by repetition and copying works by old masters. This is something I would never have had the patience for when I was younger but I like to think that I'm more measured these days so I thought I would give it a go. Thanks to my wife for buying me the book for our anniversary.

My copy of the first plate:

I probably should compliment this with trying to draw from life, or at least photos in a similar style. When I have time.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Lots of daily sketches

I haven't updated in a while, so I'll just splurge the daily sketches I've done. I haven't felt like doing any rgds.

309 - Southpark
A watercolour of the Southpark characters doing the Reservoir Dogs pose. I was initially going to do it black+white but then after I had drawn them out I decided to colour them.

310 - Sushi
Just a little watercolour of some sushi, shown in the best way to eat.

317 - Paws
A line drawing of a cat's paws.

318 - Fjords
A little watercolour of some Fjords.
'But! Norway! My soul resides in your watery fiords fyords fiiords Inlets.'

319 - Tibetan Sand Fox
A digital painting of a cute san fox

320 - Mucha
The start of watercolour that is supposed to be in the style of Mucha. I was trying to do a picture of my wife, but it looks nothing like her. I just can't crack likenesses. I may finish this one day...

322 - A Lobster riding a Narwhal through space
Yes really. I tried using the kids' wax crayons with watercolours and I actually quite like the result - I will have to give it a go again.