•July 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Sandy’s portrait of me was selected and placed in prime spot at No. 1 in the catalogue! The painting is a response to my portrait of Sandy which was shown last year.
A cheerful Ron Smart doing his shift at this year’s NA Open.
•July 25, 2014 • 4 Comments
I succumb to tampering. I sharpened the image and cleaned up one or two areas; the parting of the lips, the left lower cheek, under the chin, the negative space to the left of the chin and a little addition of a bottom eyelash on the left.
I think I will now do the same to the real drawing.
•July 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Another pastel portrait. This time I have a slightly better likeness. Drawn on darker paper. The paper has quite a texture on it. I’d like to try a smoother paper and compare.
•July 22, 2014 • 4 Comments
A stern looking Kate which doesn’t quite reflect her softer real life look. This was a pastel demo for class today. This must be one of the hardest things to get right. As well as coping with a likeness, the added difficulty is working with pastel. Not an everyday medium for me. I have said it before that I admire the vigourous hand of a pastel artist like Ken Paine. I just can’t get my style to go as bold as that but keep trying is the way to beat it.
•July 18, 2014 • 3 Comments
Taking a different approach. Finding the edge from less considered marks. Moving and correcting edges as I go.
•July 18, 2014 • 2 Comments
The beginnings of a drawing. An exercise in finding proportion within an imagined box. Put more simply, starting with a top and bottom line and then a left and right edge to make a rectangle for the figure to fit inside.
•July 8, 2014 • 8 Comments
We are trying our hand at figure sketching this week. I joined in and produced this drawing of Kate reading. You have to keep checking, plumbing lines to be in control of the drawing. I should be doing this stuff more often (drawing). Treat it like an athlete would in training.