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Recent drawing

Recent drawing

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my sketching that I try to do regularly. These pieces are not works of art, but practice – I attend a life drawing session once a week to get practice in. It’s certainly starting to come together now.

Here are a few of my latest sketches.

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Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Drawing

 

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Painting with Red Wine

Painting with Red Wine

Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking – what a waste of good wine.

I am involved in a weekly life drawing group and each session does involve wine. Last week I decided to take along a watercolour brush and see what would happen if I used red wine in the same way that I would use watercolour paints.

I think it turned out alright.

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I’m not the best artist in the world, and I’ve only recently started using watercolours, but I was happy with the result.

I used pencil to sketch the outline and then filled in the detail with the wine. I had a glass of wine beside me that I was drinking, and simply dipped the brush into it loading the brush with the wine. I was fairly generous because the colour was actually pretty faint on the first run and it ran out pretty quickly.

Similar to normal watercolours, I found that the first pass was nice and light, but that you could create darker colours by going over the light areas again. I used watercolour paper, but it was fairly cheap stuff so the result may be better with good paper.

There wasn’t that much spread of the wine and I only used a small brush so there seemed to be a fair bit of control.

This was done quite quickly as there was a life model with limited time frame poses, so I didn’t let it dry as much as I could have. I also didn’t tape the paper down, so there is a bit of wrinkling. I also think that other textures may be achieved by wetting the area first to let the wine soak in a bit more, but I didn’t try that.

Obviously, there is only one colour, but the layering allows a bit of depth to that colour. I think that different types of wine may give different hues, but I haven’t experimented outside of this one painting.

All in all, I was happy with the result and may try it again in future.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2015 in Art, Painting

 

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Art update

Okay, I’m sorry. It’s been ages since I’ve had an update. Leave me alone, I’ve been busy. : p

Here are a bunch of pieces that I’ve done lately…

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Drawing

 

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Drawing 16 April, 2012

It’s been a week or so, but here are some drawings from my last session at life drawing… (sorry for the blurry photos)

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Drawing

 

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Drawing Update 3 April

Drawing Update 3 April

Pics from drawing last night…

 

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Drawing

 

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Drawing updates 27 March

Drawing updates 27 March

It’s Tuesday, update day. Did okay at drawing last night and got a little more creative, but tried to do more of the longer poses. I wasn’t really happy with the model (no offense if you’re reading this!) but I tried my best to get some interesting stuff done. I also got a little creative and tried to push my style a little bit. Anyway, here’s the result from last night.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Drawing

 

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Drawing Update

It’s Tuesday, but it’s been a while. I’ve been sick and busy and so on, but here’s what I’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks…

The next two are of an awesome lady tattooing at the Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo (Gemma Pallat). Two slightly different takes, and both would have been better if people hadn’t been standing in the way… but that happens at an expo…

The next couple of drawings is me trying to focus on faces. I’m getting happier with how bodies are coming along and enjoying the proportion, but I need to do a lot more work on faces. Here is some practice…

The next couple are back to bodies from drawing last night…

And now I think this may be one of, if not the, best drawings I have ever done. It’s a slightly different style, but sometimes it’s nice to move out of your comfort zone.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Drawing

 

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