Turaco on some new paper. Hahnemuhle Leonardo 300lb rough. I like it.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Trying another bash at digital painting on the iPad. These are using a pencil (iPencil?) with the Paper by 53 app. I'm trying hard not to get that overworked, oversmoothed look you often see with digital paintings. Takes forever though - much quicker to just paint the damn things.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
I'm feeling the need for more drawing in my life so lunchtime included a 20 minute sketch session in NWLabs cafe. Always a good spot for some drawing - lots of people around who are very wrapped up in whatever or whoever they're with.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
I've been neglecting painting recently and when I have got the brushes out it's been birds, birds, birds.
So I have a new plan.
After a quick rummage through the photo library over at wetcanvas.com I now have a folder full of Venice photos ready to be used. This way I don't have to agonize over what to paint. I'm also painting a lot larger than I have been of late. This one is on 16x20 which gives me a bit more elbow room but also means I have to concentrate and plan a bit more.
So - more ambitious, non-feathered paintings is the course of action.
This one wasn't a total success but not a total failure either. The drawing was fun as always and the painting worked in some places and not in others. Not bad for a first effort in a while.
Oh - and the tower leans in real life.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
I've been doing some pen sketching recently as I've been feeling a little jaded on the painting front. Very enjoyable, if hard. These are mostly with my Noodler's Ahab which is supposed to have a flex nib but is not super flexy.