Thursday, April 30, 2015
In lieu of one `magic bullet' material that makes everything work, I'm finding that different materials can lend themselves to different parts of doing a drawing.
The fine mechanical pencil line is good for the initial laying-up of proportion/perspective on a smaller paper size; washes establish broad value zones and the more coloured-pencil texture of the oil pencils allows for specificity within values.
My drawing is still rusty, and the composition here is a little too static:a small centered cluster of body shapes and a lot of white space, with an awkward balance of the ladder isn't working so well as a picture, at least yet. Cropping may be the answer here, and developing a little more in the way of background texture and value.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
All are Pitt pens on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The last one has some washes of India ink added during the break.
There were a couple of good moments of drawing, but the heavy work load I had meant that I've been getting rusty.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The top oone is on 18 x 24" Canson Recycled Sketch paper, the 2nd is on a 14 x 17" sheet of Canson Watercolour paper and the lower two are on 18 x 24 sheets of Canson XL series watercolour paper.
The line drawing is Pitt pen, and the other three below it are graphite,Pitt medium-point pen and ink washes.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The 5's are Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The 10's are on 14 x 17" sheets of Canson watercolur paper, and the 15 is on 18 x 24" Canson XL Series watercolour paper.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Sketchy's sessions continue to be a good challenge, trying to shoehorn costume and character into really short timespans. These are three sheets of 1-minute studies, and three at 2 minutes. As usual, the first few studies are the time to get into my drawing groove, and quality of line, form and likeness swerves around. These days I don't worry about that at all, as that just gets in the way. Some slip into focus, but the exercise and limbering up is the most important thing.
These are all on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper, done with a Sakura Graphic 2 pigment pen.
Below is a 20-minute study, graphite, Pitt pen, and graduated Chinese ink washes on an 18 x 24" sheet of Canson XL Series watercolour paper.
On the longer drawings, some preliminary sketching with a mechanical pencil helps with proportions.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The bottom four also have some india ink washes, delivered via waterbushes.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The rest are mixes of graphite pencil, Derwent Inktense watersoluble pencil crayon and some Chinese ink washes.
The second and third studies are 15 minutes each and on 14 x 17" Canson Watercolour paper, and the lower two are 20 minutes each on 18 x 24" Canson XL watercolour paper