Two versions of mark making using green nail varnish and a plastic card to spread it. Normal view and then digitally filtered. Yes that is meant to be a bird!
For Thursdays #bandofsketchers prompt curved .
I couldn’t resist looking for curves on the net. I looked up Dance Curves and found some line drawings by Kandinsky from 1926. I sort of amalgamated the figure and the curves.
Darn! I decided to clean up my photos, and suddenly they are all mixed up! Photos from 2018 ahead of 2021!
I’ve got photos I need, I will have to edit them to push some of them forward I hope?
They are still there though.. But how irritating!
Out of order,
Out of time
I forget where.
For three years
Where to start!
A little doodle
Ten minute sketch while watching #skylandscapeartistoftheyear, Herstmonceux Castle. Very quick sketch!
I decided to reduce the size of my photos (optimise them). I have an anti virus software that does this for me. So I pressed the button and 1852 (or so) photos later the size reduced and I deleted the big files.
But now after clearing all the empty files I have found that they’re all saved under the same date! 18.10.18.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was ‘wet’, I decided to draw the view of the pool at Dorothy Clive Garden but instead of paint I used felt pens. Took about an hour.
Today’s band of sketchers prompt is warning… So I drew something but it was wrong the traffic lights are in the middle of the road. .. So I turned it into another cartoon. Warning! Traffic light in wrong place! A bit bonkers today I know… Made with post it notes and felt pen.
Part of the college course is narrative and storytelling. The webinar today was to write a short story then retell it in different styles. We had to use headings such as metaphor, dream, vision, retrograde etc.
For instance for the subject ‘dream’ I could say :
The day was quiet when a sudden roar was heard outside the door, a figure wearing a helmet and visor appeared in the room. I shall tilt at windmills on my steed he said. I will search out dragons. I watched as he rode up our street but as he rode the landscape turned to a seascape. He was riding a seahorse, his sword raised to kill the Kraken, but it turned into a wisp of smoke and he was swallowed whole..
From this you can see I probably don’t have the ability to write fantasy stories!
Collage and digital edit on the theme ‘feathers’ for today’s #bandofsketchers prompt. I went a bit mad, using tissue paper, post it notes, gold glitter paint and felt pens. Then I put it through my phones editor to change the contrast and hues.
I drew a splodge of gold with my finger because my gold glitter paint is drying out and the sponge I use has gone rock hard. I wondered what it looked like and decided a Brown Bear. I found an image on the net I could use and added the tree. I drew over it in black felt pen and black calligraphy pen to add shadow and detail.
My finger is covered in gold glitter now but I don’t mind. It turned out OK.