Using a digital filter can make a difference to an image. It somehow tidies up the image. It adds a different quality to pen lines. This was done with photodirector/effects/style, choice two. Initial drawing was brown and pale green felt pens.
Just playing with pattern and colour. I will probably do more to this digitally. It is a drawing made with felt pens. Each shape is linked, where possible with a line. The centre is more complex, then the outer lines act as barriers or walls. When I’m doing this I set myself simple rules to follow so the image doesn’t end up too chaotic.
Draw triangles and colour them in. I started with a star shape then worked my way out. Who needs adult colouring books when you can make your own pattern. I also tried to vary the colours so that there is more light and shade in it. The paler blue section seems to recede. I just used a set of ordinary felt pens and a fine line pen to draw the triangles. Doing something like this is like a meditation. You can sit and let the world go by as you draw and sketch. You can use any shapes you want and make the pattern as complex as you like. X
Seated figure – this was a thirty minute sketch. The model put her hair up this time. Using Ingres paper was good because I didn’t have to shade all of the figure. I did add some pencil colour to the background.
Another twenty minute sketch, pencil and ink and felt pens, orme art group. I’m so glad I went. An enjoyable day out.
Ten and fifteen minute sketches drawn at the Orme Art Group today. We book a life model occasionally and it’s good to practice drawing perspective and proportions. Pencil crayons and felt pens on Ingres paper.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was plants. Sorry chums. I didn’t feel up to drawing much today so done a sort of abstract plant, might do something to it later.
At the Thai temple at King’s Bromley a couple of weeks ago. I thought this would be a good image to represent Asia. Thursdays #bandofsketchers prompt was Asia. Felt pen drawing.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was history. I drew Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison, better known as Sister Dora (16 January 1832 – 24 December 1878), she was a 19th-century Anglican nun and a nurse who worked in Walsall, Staffordshire. She nursed miners after mine disasters. She is known as Walsall’s Florence Nightingale. I remember this statue in the town centre in the 1970’s. One of a very few statues of women in the UK. She died of breast cancer aged 46.
Today the #bandofsketchers prompt was fruity. Its a bit ‘sketchy’ because I was trying to draw in a dark room and it was hard to get the colours right. The fruit were real but I made the bowl up. It’s meant to be oranges and lemons in a cornish blue and white bowl.