Two days of hard work to tie up all the loose ends of this semesters college work. I only hope it all makes sense. I tried fitting imges on a word document, they came out tiny on the PDF. I tried using PowerPoint, it played up, and the images are huge! Ah well, computers are not my speciality.
At least now I can think about life outside of college for a couple of weeks till the start of the next semester. I can try and catch up with life.
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!
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.
Three crosses in Stoke Cemetery, seen on my walk today. I’m interested in the celtic patterns on them, some more pronounced than others. This ancient design style is subtle and complex. I want to learn more about them again. I wrote a thesis on pre- Christian celtic art for my degree, but I would love to learn how to draw the patterns. I get lost in the patterns. I need quiet and concentration I think.
What do you see? I see a beagle type dog with small brown eyes and long brown ears. Broad white shoulders. I also see a large brown hat, with very long furry fringes, above the brim of the hat the eyes of a macaque monkey, partly closed, stare out…
February starts with a continuation of the #30daysketchbookchallenge. Instead of a daily challenge we are being asked to do something on a monthly basis. I could have spent far more time on this. The whole month in fact. But I just decided to draw a simple daisy design. Perhaps the centre is reminiscent of a covid19 particle. You decide….
My last drawing was based on the prompt sketchbook. I did a picture of a sketchbook standing upright with various pages showing. I added a colourful background and a thanks to Magenta Sky who organised the challenge.
One thing my very old phone had was a series of patterns thar you could draw with and fill in areas. As the phones improve and give you more options, you also can lose some of the raw ideas that helped you create something new.
I have lots of tools that I can use now, but I tend to stick to one or two of them that give me what I want. Maybe new phones might have some of these retro ideas?