Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Daily sketches - Prince and Meerkats

I've been a bit slack with art recently, mostly because I've been spending most of my free time working on javascript projects to get my skills up to a point where someone will ay me to do stuff.
I still managed to do two daily sketches.

335 - Prince
I was looking after the kids on bank holiday Monday morning so I broke out the crayolas and watercolours and made this version of Price as the Little Prince. I actually really like it, enough that I wish I had had more time to do it properly. Instead it has indistinct lines and because I didn't use watercolour paper or take enough care the background colours are a bit of a mess. Joshua enjoyed stabbing my paints (which are all now a dirty green brown) and I like the feel of doing an activity with the kids.

333 - Meerkats
A pen and watercolour picture of the meerkats. I went for a group composition but found it quite hard to get it right, so I cheated. I opened my source picture in an artists grid app and drew a grid on the paper and the drawing worked out quite well. I am still not sure how I feel about doing this. Drawing a grid definitely helps with the result, but I am doing these mostly as a learning exercise in order to get better, and do I really want to get better drawing from a grid?

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