Birthday present I got on Sunday off a friend who knows I love cats. Gold acrylic paint and fine black ink liner pen. The prompt for this Thursday was a gift I received. #bandofsketchers
I’m just catching up this week for #bandofsketchers so here’s my speckled drawing. Our outdoor cat. He’s actually black and white but I’ve drawn him in a pointellist way. I was interested in how the speckles changed direction as I drew…
Drawn at the old Sketchfu website, four digital drawings I did there nine years ago.
Sketchfu had four sizes of circular pens, a palette, an opacity and transparency tool and probably an eraser. No applets, no layers, you just built the drawing up. You could share your drawing and others could draw onto it, so we did some collaborations, but it woukd take ages for the pages to load if you had added to other pages. There were four or five of us sometimes building a picture up on a theme. It was fun!
We waited till the sun had set before going for a walk last night. It had been too hot and humid to go out before that. We saw this sign above an allotment garden. There were also notes about a sensory garden for local people.
I only walked a couple of miles, but it was so quiet. Very few cars and the birds were silent. We could see clouds building up, but there was no rain.
What would I try and draw on our walk? Despite the dark there were some interesting trees. I could have sketched the way the streetlights illuminated them. Walking under their shadows was a bit hazardous, the tree roots are lifting the pavement.
The Cemetery had a large streetlight just outside the gate, but I didn’t feel like wandering about inside it. You don’t know what or who you might bump into…
One of my paintings from a couple of years ago. I’ve decided to put it in the Vision Exhibition this Saturday and Sunday at the Rigger Venue in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I have been working on it to give it a more three dimensional feel. That’s why I’m posting this at 2.21am…I just finished it. It’s acrylic on canvas and about 12 inches square. Now I need mirror plates and screws. That will be a task for tomorrow.
Held up by metal hoops, the branches of the Laburnum trees are trained across the pathway at the Dorothy Clive Garden. At the right time of year it is covered with glorious bunched of flowers that hang down in curtains over it. Beautifully underplanted with the star like globes of purple Allium flowers.
We were lucky to see this a few days ago. The flowers have probably faded and changed to pea like seed pods now. Note: Laburnum seed pods are Not peas and are Poisonous. Be careful. X
I’m excited to be part of the Vision exhibition coming up this weekend… 19th and 20th June 2021. Its being held at the Rigger Venue in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK.
The link is: https://fb.me/e/29rJakDCB if you are in the area and are interested in coming along? There is also a Facebook page with more details.
Full of passion
Frilled and stellar
Surviving the coldull
Full faced like the sun
Blooming with mystery
I am doing a college course in illustration and as far as I’m aware we are supposed to be doing working drawings, just drafts, so I’ve done a lot of doodles and drawings, trying ideas and layouts. But when I looked at what my fellow students have done everything looks fully worked up. I’m questioning whether I have missed the brief? I can only do what they ask. Quite worried now.
Looking up at Seven beech trees entwined at the top. Inner branches trimmed and from the outside looking like a huge tree. Branches with leaves going down to the ground. There is a huge wooden bench inside in the middle.