Faces, I love them, portraits, doodles, there’s something that makes me draw them. Trying to get features right. I’ve always drawn eyes as well. I try to get them right, but I have a default eye or face, the way as I sketch I try and it from memory. Things like the size of the eyes. The eyelids, the shape of lips. The size and shape of eyebrows. Hairline. I find hair the most difficult. I need more practice, even after sixty years!
Had no idea what to do so drew the pattern on my trousers that is black and white but then added colour for today’s #bandofsketchers prompt. It’s not very good but it’s definitely different to what I’d normally do!
Fish from a batik workshop I was part of a couple of years ago. It was with an artist called Belinda Latimer. She moved away or I would have liked to do another one. The pictures round the side are by other people in the workshop. It’s great to let yourself do something new if you can.
Learning to resize images to save file space. These are three sketches I’ve done over the last couple of days. The chimney at the Beehive pub, a dinner plate and an ornament.
I like drawing in black and white and using cross hatching to shade the images. I’m drawing every day and I don’t want to stop.
Violin, accordion, guitar, also two others playing banjo and harmonica but I couldn’t fit them in.
Black and white drawing using ink fine liner. The Boatband this afternoon at the Beehive pub.
Mask I painted for Penkhull Mystery play in 2018? It was for a river spirit character. She danced around the stage on the village green in flowing blue and green robes. This is the drawing I did for today’s, #bandofsketchers prompt.
A pattern of splodges and marks in ink and paint. What can I turn it into if I draw over it? I’m not sure, it might be a series of faces, eyes, animal heads. People dancing. Whatever is there I will try and find it.
There is a friend of mine on Facebook who creates art from patterns like ghus. She calls it Shibui Found Art. She creates wonderful pictures, maybe I can try and do something with this.
Cat I drew at the start of march. I used an ink roller that you can blot out addresses with. I would have done more of these but the cat decided to play with the roller and I think it’s been knocked under a cupboard. I will have to try and find it. Sometimes the simplest experiments work well.
I noticed the letters on the roller are Greek, I don’t know why? If you tip it on one side you can achieve thin lines and also get some curves.
Shall I colour my hair purple?
Shall I cover the grey?
Replace the silver with a violet hue,
Like old ladies
Have their hair coloured blue?
Doodle an idea,
Just to see
But the drawing
Looks nothing like me!
Oh yes! She tried to get my pen and rubbed her head along my sketchpad. I took a blurry photo and then drew this. Sometimes the paw comes up and she tries to grab my pen. Eyes staring at the tip of it. What fun… Maybe she was an artist in a past life!
Last day of April, almost the end of this semester, but I think drawing something every day has really improved my skills. Looking back at last year’s work before I started college I can see how my mark making has changed. Practice is definitely good for Art.