Friday, February 28, 2014

270: Hand Studies

Watching cartoons and drawing hands, oh how my friday evenings have changed! :P

Thursday, February 27, 2014

269: Lunch sketches at the Food Hall

Went sketching at the foodhall during lunch, when I came home I redrew some of those sketches and gave them a lick of paint. I have a new nose to add to my library! Thank you good people of Dublin!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

268: Life Drawing at Sol Art with Watercolor

I am playing around with watercolor, but one thing I already don't like about it is that it doesn't scan well. I need to up the levels losing all the detail and subtlety of it. Ah well, it's still fun to do! :D

 Here's my warm up sketch at the Duke, drawing a fun duo:

Warm up 1 minutes...already knew I was going to be in for a strange session at this stage. A whole day of drawing keys can be quite exhausting.

Not in order here are poses ranging from 5 minutes and upwards:

I do love this watercolor below:
Really screwed up the last pose, neither of these two drawings were anything like I had in mind. I removed the head from the watercolor drawing because it drew all the attention and ...really..sucked! :D

Sunday, February 23, 2014

267: Dublin Sketchers @ St. Stephens Green

My first attempt at a location sketch with watercolor, lots of milage to cover so let's get our sketchbooks dirty!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

266: Life Drawing at Sol Art, Dublin

SooooOooo, anybody following this blog for a while will now the recipe for disaster.

 1) Warm Up doodles at the Duke, though since we had a new guest it was more talking than drawing.
1 minute warm up drawings:

I wanted to change things up a bit so I was using cheap markers from the euro shop (like image on the left). Also occasionally used some pencils for shading.

(note: I put a layer of 20% opaque black on top of the drawing below so the silhouette stands out more)

Next up are a series of 5 minute poses using the same medium. So no erasing, every line will stay :D

And here are a couple of semi-stinkers:
I then started using some watercolor for the last 2 poses. I don't know why I thought doing an outline with a marker was going to look good, it totally destroyed the illusion of and learn!
It's hard to tell on the image below, but those cheap markers are water solvable (?),  It didn't show on the scan but I did some tonal work on the skin using only water.

Maybe my favorite drawing of the night..this was the last pose. I knew I'd mess up the drawing if I started to fiddle on the hands and feet so I left it and did a portrait which was so unimaginably bad that I just left it in my sketchbook to die :D

Monday, February 17, 2014

265: Gestures

These are 2 gesture poses that I took a bit further by adding clothes and some sort of attempt to strenghten the story of the pose.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

264: Youtube drawings

Stopped a Chuck Jones documentary when this guy came up, such great facial expressions!