click here to buy Another walking and drawing sketch with my Micron purple Brush Pen. I really had to keep the wash of watercolour loose to match the line. I love the originality of this kind of drawing. $40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat
On Tuesday nights, at the Willowdale Group of Artists, the artists pose for each other for 40 minutes each (two sessions of 20). It's a great way to get lots of portrait practise so, if you belong to an art group, I highly recommend this approach. : )
Very happy with this one. Just had to touch up the bottom of his beard with pencil line when I got home.
click here to buy Well, my new Micron purple Brush Pen is now my new favourite drawing tool. Also, I'm revisiting my 'walking while drawing' idea. If people can text and walk, why can't I draw and walk! ; ) $40 - 5x7"painting with 8x10"mat Here are some close-ups.
A second piece from the same life drawing class earlier this week. I'm trying out new watercolour paper which is still the hot-pressed, but it's from Fabriano. It's good because, as usual, the colours sit on top of the paper however, it really won't take a second wash of colour... So, one wash of colour and get out of there! ; )
On Sunday, the Toronto Urban Sketchers (TOUSK) went out sketching at Robarts Library. This University building is a very interesting structure. In fact, there is a constant discussion amongst Torontonians on whether it's shaped like a turkey, a peacock or a turtle! So, we planned to draw it. Unfortunately very cold weather drove us inside. Well, maybe not 'unfortunately' since I managed to do these sketches.
Students didn't mind/notice and I don't think there is enough of a resemblance to anyone to cause offence. ; )
The great thing about participating in challenges like InkTober is that it forces me out of my comfort zone. The idea is to work in ink everyday for the whole month. So, while in my portrait session, I blocked in with pencil then worked with a 3 micron pen. I never do that and I may not have tried if it wasn't for InkTober!
From there, I tried something else I haven't done for awhile, which is one colourful wash from top to bottom, on the shadow side only. This approach often allows for lots of colour!