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Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.




01/05/2010

Another meal

Brush marker, pencil, pencil crayon and watercolour in Windsor and Newton sketchbook.

Don't ask. The letters took a while to do!

30/04/2010

Meal



Brush marker and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook

Train


Brush markers in Moleskine sketchbook.

The brush pen doesn't respond to pressure like a real brush, and doesn't produce the surprise and beauty of a real brush either - but also, hey, no blobs! And so transportable. Actually, it's a glorified marker, but a very seductive instrument because so smooth and easy to use, and I like the chunky lines  because my tendency is to a nervy line, and a thin point makes that too scratchy sometimes. But with a brush pen, you can't really get fine detail, should you want to. Great colours though. I love using various tones of the same colour, especially the shades of grey.

28/04/2010

Sprung

Brush marker and watercolour in Windsor and Newton sketchbook.

This one was harder to scan than to do: the page here has a pink cast, which the original doesn't... and the blossoms in my drawing are a dustier pink - I'm not good enough at Photoshop to get the colours separately to match. 

Probably no post tomorrow as I'll be out of range of the computer... question: is a blog a promise?

27/04/2010

Walk

Best dog in the world x 3, plus shadows.
Brush markers and watercolour in Windsor and Newton sketchbook.

Brush markers, collage and pencil crayon in Windsor and Newton sketchbook.
Made a dog's breakfast of it, so redrew the one dog, and collaged and drew some more when back home. The first one also part fieldwork, part homework.

26/04/2010

New sketchbook, more cows

Ink pen and watercolour in Windsor and Newton sketchbook


I'll fess up, I drew these cows (and others that I really didn't like - my hand's a bit "out" today!) from some photographs I took while out on a walk a few days ago. Too much going on with herd and scared dog to stop and draw - except outside the fence, which I sometimes do! I think I've made the cow on the left look like a pig! 


The sketchbook has quite a grey-blue cast which is a bit strange, and the paper has a different absorbency from the previous Windsor and Newton sketchbook - not quite sure if I like it. (Oh - I'm also experimenting with the size of uploads onto this blog, so this drawing is a bit smaller than earlier ones.)
Here's another, in pencil crayon, from a spot of gardening early this morning, about which I know as close to nothing as is possible, but learning with a bit of common sense and a few tips from others. And now back to the studio!


Pencil and pencil crayon in Windsor and Newton sketchbook