Thursday, January 30, 2014

Preliminary Sketches





Still no new work from me so just posting some preliminary sketches done previously.  Some of these didn't make it to the finish mark and hit the bin sometime during the process.  I don't seem to have a finished drawing for this one .. 'Reclining'.  This is how I start all my drawings with a brief sketchy outline to make a starting point before adding pastel or pastel pencil.  All are on Fabriano Tiziano Pastel Paper.


This one made it to the finish line 'Ponytail' .. and is somewhere on this blog.  I always start off lightly - some of these may have been darkened a bit before posting so just imagine them a bit lighter.  Hopefully, I will get busy with drawing again before long .. just trying to build up my iron stores as I've been a bit wobbly.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sketches for Aluminium Plate Etching


Just posting some old sketches that I did a few years ago when doing a printmaking course at Tafe.  I came across these drawings in an old file.  The first one is a thumbnail design of some lillies which I designed myself after some fiddling about.


I printed off some copies so that I could experiment with colours as we were expected to make some of the prints with colour.


This is one of the finished prints made from the aluminium plate.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dancer No. 2 - Re-vamp ..


This is a re-vamp of a previous drawing .. just been looking in my box of small drawings and can see some that need tweaking here and there.  Not sure if there should be a hint of a knee showing there on the right. I'm feeling more like drawing these days .. just waiting until I can find a quiet time for it.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mandarin and Jug


Another old Still Life drawing from the past.  I had forgotten about this one .. I quite like the shiny look I managed to get on the jug and the distorted shadow on the wall but I wonder why there is no shadow behind the mandarin!!

When there is not much art being made there are always lots of cats here looking cute and photogenic.  This one is 'Rapture' the young teenager who is always energetic and getting into mischief.  She belongs to my daughter Amy.