Monday, August 22, 2016
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
I have had so much fun the past two weekends with the In - Studio 'Virtual Plein Air' outings.
First, the idea of plein air painting, while simultaneously wearing slippers and sipping coffee, just thrills me.
Mororboat importantly, I am able to paint from the comfort of my studio, while simultaneously sharing the conversation, feedback, and camaraderie with my fellow artists.
I find we talk more 'while painting - in the virtual outings. I'm sure it's because when we are out in the field, we are usually close enough to shout, but not to hold an extended conversation.
I have been working traditionally, while some of the participants are working digitally.
Here are some samples from the first two outings.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wow. I love this quote from Moebius:
"The compositions in our stories should be studied because a page or a painting or a panel is a face that looks at the reader and speaks to him."
Here is the full artcle:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I watched a great video by Scott Robertson - for the second time.
In this video, he discusses the differences between sketching and illustrating. The main difference is that in illustration, you are focused on creating a nice looking piece; whereas when sketching, you're looking to get the idea down. You may flesh it out a bit - and you always want to do the beat drawing possible, but if you're too focused on creating a pretty drawing, the idea tends to suffer. The two thought processes are completely different.
I realized that in order to do the final work that I desire, I need to generate better ideas. To stay focused in the idea thinking mode, I need to use the, appropriate tools- ones that allow me to work quickly, get the idea down. Tools that allow for delicate rendering tend to sidetrack the sketch.
So I picked up the pen again, and got to work. And I kept working until the page was full. And when that was full, I went to a new page.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
This assignment is fun, the 3/4 view is a more relaxed view to draw.
Then I bounced back and forth between details and large, general shapes.
|Laying in major shapes, and beginning to map shadow shapes.|
|Mapping shadows and edges, filling in some tone.|
At the very end I also knocked a couple dark areas back a bit - they were a touch too strong.
|The final study. Skull, 3/4 View,Wolff's Carbon pencil 2B/4B on newsprint.|
|Can you see it? Can you spot the human skull?|
|NOW can you see it?|
|The Keyhole, where we were situated, is a very scenic spot, |
very popular for photographs.
|I picked my view....|
|...and got to painting!|
|Clay paints while the rest of us keep a lookout |
for Rohirim and Imperial Walkers...
|Devil's Backbone Gouache, 9x12"|
|On the way back, Preston hears Warg Riders approaching...|
|Hm... looks like a good spot to build a hobbit-hole...|
|View along the ridge... and this is just one section...|
|Alpaca sighting near the trailhead....|