Thursday, 28 June 2018

glass, pens & coloured paper

Using a neutral coloured paper, white gel pens and black pens we looked at the lights and darks in glass.  Once the drawings were established, artists quality coloured pencils were used to soften areas which enabled tonal values to be added.  Tricky subject but interesting to try.

Dorothy worked with the shadows and reflections made by a glass placed on her drawing paper and used them as a starting point which turned into a cyclist.

Well done everyone! 







Christine:  demo page

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

sailing & sketching: Scotland 2018

To encourage sketching as a memento of a holiday...

The following were made using ball point pen in a 6 x 6 inch, stitched notebook with lined pages.  (Perfect bound or glued books are OK but you risk the pages becoming loose.)

I've tried not to edit these - though it is tempting - so, with some there are apparently random notes.

Also, sailing in good weather gives a total different sketching experience.  You have time to draw an object, for example Lismore Lighthouse, from different perspectives as you pass it which combine in a single drawing.  

Finally, apologies for spelling Loch Linnhe incorrectly.  

The blue pen didn't last long!

Mull Lighthouse from the land.

from the land