Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dublin Sketchers : Smock Alley Theatre on Wood Quay

Joined the Dublin Sketchers today for some drawing at the Smock Alley Theatre on Wood Quay in Dublin.

At the end of the session I did some really quick drawings (A4) with a Sharpie pen, a promarker and a red pencil...and I really like these drawings...I really feel like filling a sketchbook with stuff like's just one of those things that "clicks". I'm sure most people might think it's ugly or whatever, but I think if something clicks with you, then just go with it! Because if something is fun to do, you'll do lots of it and it'll be very enjoyable....and inevitably you'll become better.

Just before this I did a semi laboured pencil drawing....and actually the most important reason for why this drawing might look interesting is because I explored some thumbnails for composition first (included below that).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

LIFE DRAWING: I sing the body electric

Another session with Mr Alan Clarke's wonderful life drawing set up: I sing the body electric!
I felt tired and lazy for most of the session, but the light went on in that last pose (below) 20 mins:

Another 20 min:

A bunch of 1-5 min poses:

Friday, March 6, 2015

LIFE DRAWING: Mr Allan Clarke Session 2

Same place as last week, started with some markers, moved into charcoal and settled on some pencils for the slower studies.

Monday, March 2, 2015

LIFE DRAWING: Mr Allan Clarke Session

This was last week 24/02, the problem was that I drew on A1 newsprint which is fun to work on but impossible to scan on an A4 scanner, so here's a selection of some small drawings that I could sort of scan. When I get my hands on a camera I might post up the large drawings.

Venue: Mr Alan Clarke

Urban Sketches

Couple of sketches in my sketchbook done randomly when I got bored I guess :D

The one below was kinda cool because this group of Dublin kids came by to see what I was doing, and this guy just drops in the pose below and asked me to sketch him. They then asked if they could draw their tag in my kids, they really made my day.

Dr Sketchy Dublin - "Labyrinth"

This is from this weekends' dr Sketchy's Labyrinth event. I really want to try to come more often because it forces me to draw more basically draw from imagination and use the model as a starting point.