Drawn this morning then mirrored and played with in photodirector. The idea is to draw a contour line around ink marks that have bled through from the previous page in my sketchbook. The initial drawing took a couple of hours, the duplication and mirrored images a few minutes. This is a combination of two lots of three images.
Two versions of my #bandofsketchers drawing for the prompt knot. The bottom one was first, a collage using felt pens and off cuts of sketchbooks. The top one is with a collaged kite added. The string becomes the knotwork.
Just a few digital drawings, one initial one then I used photodirector to change the colours and tones. I like to play with drawings and see how it can be altered without losing the definition.
Panto rehearsal started tonight. I’ve offered to help paint the scenery again and I might get a few lines to speak. It’s been a couple of years since we did it because of covid.
This is a picture of me painting a banner for a mystery play that we did a few years ago (based on the willow pattern). I love getting involved in these projects.
Using the digital drawing app on my phone I just did this. There is no chance of it being celtic as its a finger drawing and my arm shakes too much to draw straight or neatly curved lines.
Still it was fun to use the mirrored curves tool (what is it called?) to create this. I liked adding a bit of p
Just a doodle of a bee holding the stub of a pencil. It was an idea for a logo. It wasn’t taken up, but I think the artist liked it.
I suppose I could do a whole alphabet using animals or insects and different artists materials…. From an Aardvark holding a paintbrush to a Zebra on a canvas? I don’t know?
I think this came out quite well. I started with straight lines then added the curves. It’s meant to be a bit asymmetric. I think it has a 1930’s feel? I could imagine it as a stencil. It needs some tissue paper behind it, perhaps red or orange. The craft knife was so sharp it actually cut slivers of plastic off the ruler. A couple more to do but I’ve really enjoyed learning a new skill.
Partly cut cat…..today’s craft skill held at B Arts in Stoke, was learning to use a craft knife to cut out our own designs. I’d almost finished this before the break. I’ve bought the sheet of paper home so I can complete this and three others, one is a sunset, then something based on a green man and the fourth is a horse. I will try and finish them off today.
Recently planted willow stems arch over a path and make a willow dragon that children can run rhrough. It was a bit low for me until I got into the main tunnel. Still it was fun to walk through. It’s something you could make in your garden if you had the knowledge. X
Try drawing then putting that through as many filters as you can. Layering one idea over another, changing colours, tones, putting in lighting effects. Always try and do something new, different. Learn as you experiment. Know how you can change things.