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
Sunday, 27 June 2010
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 :-)
Monday, 14 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
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.
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.