Wednesday, 28 April 2010

angry drawing~~


i am so ashame of that i am really a lazy girl~~~ draw this shoes........hope every one really enjoy every spring day~~~

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

6 - angry

Think about the last time something made you really angry and make an angry drawing (just stabbing the paper wildly with a pen is also okay).

Monday, 26 April 2010

Crowd: Leicester

I have been away on a holiday to see the "English countryside" since last Wednesday, so this was really a rather bad week to do the 'crowd' challenge. I really wanted to make something more illustration-like of large groups of people, but I only had time to do a few drawings in Leicester on Saturday.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Crowd: LCF

Actually, the top row of heads were sitting in the balcony. I drew only some of the people in the back rows then added a few of the people from upstairs. I think the fact that they are all facing inwards makes it look more crowded. (In reality, it's more spacious.)

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

5 - crowd

Draw a crowd of people - an choir, an audience, an army, Oxford street...

Monday, 19 April 2010

My Street: At Night

What struck me about this was how many lights were on in the houses!

(I spent way too long on this trying to get the darks really dark. Derwent Onyx pencils are great for this effect.)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Street: Perspective problems

This was a lot more difficult than I had expected. I have been drawing buildings lately, but it is very different to draw a street than a separate house. I really struggled to get the perspecitve right. On the first drawing I made the houses too high relative to the width. The second one is better, but I got too cold to finish it.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

4 - street

Draw the street you live on.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Something ugly: Recycling boxes

The only ugly thing I could think of is the depressing recycling boxes outside my house. We are all short-term tenants, so nobody bothers about tidying it up. They were a surprisingly good motive - I often find that drawing something makes me see it in a completely new light.

The drawing is done in gouache which I haven't much experience with. I like the opacity of gouache, but I need to learn to use it better. I keep trying to use it like watercolour.

I am not terribly happy with the drawing, but I am running out of time, so this will have to go up as it is.

Ugly: Reliant Robin

The good old Reliant Robin! This really put a smile on my face whilst drawing it and the more I look at it, the funnier it appears. Awww!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

3 - ugly

Find something you think is really ugly and draw it.

Upside down: Chomerac, S France

Another great project - thanks! I had forgotten how alien drawing like this feels and there were some elements of the photograph that I was unable to decipher upside-down. This was one day at our annual Mediterranean Jazz Summer School in Chomerac, S. France. Hubby is in the foreground with one of the tutors behind him (the singer, Liane Carroll) on her way to the pool - happy days.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Michael Caine upside down

I admit I had a particular idea with this exercise.  As I said in the mail, the exercise is from "Drawing with the right sight of the brain". The idea is that when you turn your motive upside down, you think less of what the motive is and focus more on drawing what you see. When I made this exercise last year, I found that all my drawings became crooked, like this and this. I was kind of curious to see if you would do something similar or if you would find that you draw in another way than usual.

It turned out for me that I don't make the figures so crooked anymore. Guess it is the hard classes at Ruskins that are paying off.

I made another one where I also drew in continuous line.