Friday, 26 September 2008

Virtual Sketch September

This is my "interpretation" of the September Virtual Sketch. As I mentioned in a previous blog (see blog entry 13 the August) flower painting and drawing is not my thing....but I am always up for a challenge and this was a challenge. It was difficlt to sort out where one petal ended and another started and also to try to get the effect of the glass vase.
I did this version on blue mountboard and using a mixture of Faber Castell and Prismacolor pencils.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Joan and graphite

No, the two are not linked, though my good friend Joan is a whizz with both pencil and paintbrush! Last week it was her 80th birthday. Here are pictures of the birthday girl with the present we gave her...I think she was pleased!!!! Although she may not be so pleased to see her photo's published here.

I have recently been playing around with graphite pencil work having seen some of the amazing work being done in that medium. To see what I mean take a look at these sites:

I have no hope of ever being that good, but I can have a god try at getting somewhere with the pencil. Recently, I found an extremely good book by Kaaren Poole about drawing animals. I have uploaded some of my efforts which I thoroughly enjoyed. The advantage of pencil work is that you do not need a lot of equipment. Apart from the paper, all the equipment I use goes in a smallish pencil bag.

I will post future efforts here....hopefully showing some improvement.