Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Ocean: Oh Dear!

I know it's not really an ocean but I wanted to draw this image as it is amazing how in just a couple of months our perception of sea life can so radically change. I ran out of time again...

Monday, 28 June 2010

Old punts on the river

I try to work more with colours, in this case water soluble pencils and water colours, but I find it very difficult.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

The last challenge

That was actually the last of the 12 challenges. Sharon and I have been talking about that we should like to continue the blog in order to keep drawing a bit every week. However, it will be in a new form; instead of having a challenge, it just have to be a fresh drawing that we have made that week. It should still be uploaded by Monday evening. Or rather, from now on, the drawing should be uploaded by Monday evening :-)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

12 - Ocean

Draw an ocean.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Imaginary bird

I wanted to try something new, but it turned out to be a very slow method and I ran out of time. Sorry about the bad picture.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Film still: Discovering a murder on the Orient Express

A picture from the 1974 adaption of Murder on the Orient Express. Films are a great source of motives, both in terms of scenery and facial expressions, but in particular of interaction between people. While I can draw a single expressive figure, I often find that quite difficult to draw to or more people interacting. They often end up not quite looking each other in the face or somehow not being together though there are on the same page. Also, when you have use a film as reference instead of a picture, you feel the mood and the tension between the characters better and I think it shows.

An extension of this exercise could be to take an entire scene and convert it to a comic book page of 4-6 picture.

Darkness over London

Inspired by Sharon, I also drew a cloud study from a picture of looming grey clouds over the river. I took the picture in London last summer because the scene reminded me of the opening of Heart of Darkness, so I thought it was a fitting motive. I haven't quite caught the looming feeling though, probably because there is still too much white on the paper - I really need to become better to work with colours.

Monday, 7 June 2010

11 - Chimera

Draw an imaginary animal.

Reflection: Pot Black

... and now my Moleskine is full. Happily, another awaits...

Reflection in a spoon

Sorry to have been absent so long. I hope to catch up very soon...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

10 - Reflection

Draw your own reflection in something - a side mirror, a spoon, a doorknob, a window...