Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

first life painting of the year!

Tried out this new method of using acrylics and it looks alright?  Supposed to start with a watery layer and work upwards., sort of like oil's fat over lean rule. I found it difficult to control the brush shapes when I did this. An unexpected side effect was that the colours all look pretty cold until I got to the thicker layers. Haven't painted life figures at all during the summer, my brain needs to go back into processing shape, which I'm still depressingly poor at.  FINALLY gotten the rest of the sketches scanned in today.Whoop.

The entire process of getting ready for a flight is fascinating. And the interior of the plane itself is full of blending weird curves. Plus:  Häagen-Dazs  ice cream. Of which coffee is one of the 3 original flavours. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Just did a few really quick studies of stuff, photo rights belongs to their original owners. Shape painting is something I'm currently interested in. In which you paint the shapes of the object to make it work? That was probably a very crappy explanation. But here's a link to help explain it better!  This guy's sketchbook enviros are pretty much what I am trying to get at.  I'm still short of a lot of sticks. and shape sense. Less is more!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


So i somehow lost all of my sketchbook scans, have to get them rescanned next week.   ><

Have these instead.

Sometimes random doodles churn into butter.  And then you can make cake.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


en route to Hilltop!

The man on the right caught me drawing and asked me to give him MORE HAIR.  HAIR, BEAR AND THE MAIDEN FAIR.

Top sketch was at a pub whilst waiting for the bus. We initially walked to our destination, but it was on the road itself and had absolutely no pedestrian path whatsoever, framed by bushes and trees and lovely flies. Why on earth do people build plenty of sharp bends on country roads? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

scanner bliss

Finally I have access to a scanner. Therefore, commence posting of some sketches that I did over these few months.

Oldies on the bus