Monday, 8 September 2008
Cheating slightly with the theme this week but who doesn't love a bit of Gladiator? I even made the costume once for halloween, it took weeks of bending cardboard into plated armor and in the end I was beaten by a guy dressed as the tin man who just covered himself in tin foil- but hey, I'm not bitter...
Here is this week's sketch club entry (see link on bottom right of blog). First off I was trying various things with this drawing, I'm not particularly good at doing tight comic style line so I was using conte crayon and a smudging stick on this. I don't even know what I'm doing half the time so it's all about experimenting and having fun at the moment. I might do a second draft of it, strengthen various things, the form isn't so good, or the lighting and the pose could have a bit more life to it. But there you go, comments welcome as always and don't forget to check out the Uncanny Sketchmen blog for all the good stuff that's missing from your life.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
A bit more life drawing here. The first are all 1 minute studies and the second is about 1 1/2- 2 hours spread over 2 weeks. I didn't quite nail that one, I find it difficult to do delicate shading with pastel but all in all one of the better life drawings I've done.I leant too heavilly with the white so it over dominates the shadow tones which are left as the natural colour of the paper. So close yet so far! Sketch club drawing comming next.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Here, I think my anatomy is relatively ok but my shading is all over the place- me and my dark charcoal but hey...that's me :)
I'm going to do more- this has got me buzzing again