DD prompt - draw something in pure black and white. I have been wanting to give stippling a go for quite somtime now and this was the perfect opportunity. I used an image from the cover of an old nature magazine, drew it in pencil and then just stippled where I thought I should. I like the result and will give this technique another go soon.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
DD prompt - draw an improved image from a movie. This is from "War of the worlds". I went to see this just after it was released and I thought it was great. I love a bit of science fiction and this was a fun film! Well I thought so anyway. This image isn't actually an improved version of an image. Just a sort of cartoonised version! Black pen and watercolour pencils.
DD prompt - draw a super hero. I made up my own little super hero and called him "Banger Boy" He cooks burgers and bangers with his xray eyes. His secret identity is Leonard Banger. Whenever there is a total fire ban, he is our hero, cooking up sausages, chops and chicken wings with a single blast from his xray eyes. His only weakness is tomato sauce. just the smell can make him go weak at the knees. Drawn with black pen and watercolour pencils.
DD prompt - Draw your favourite book cover. This is a rough sketch of the cover of the book i just finished. It was writen by an authur I have never read before, Boris Starling, and I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it and had trouble putting it down. Not recommended for the squeamish!
Sunday, July 17, 2005
I have drawn The picture on the right in graphite of my feet crossed on the coffee table as I draw! The picture on the left is a drawing I did in march this year with charcoal. I really love the charcoal one better than the graphite one. It was drawn in an A4 Sketch book so is much bigger than the pencil one too.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
DD prompt - draw an animal or plant you see every day. I have this Slinky Kermy Hanging in front of the calender. I see him every day. He was given to me by a good friend. He has a spring for a body and stands (or hangs) about 12 inches unsprung. Since I am an avid frog lover, I think he is cute as.
DD prompt - draw something chocolate. This is a picture from my memory of a choc and nut coated soft cone. Mr Whippie used to come around the streets during the long summer evenings when we were young and we used to beg our mum to get us an ice cream from the musical van. It was great fun.
DD prompt - draw a tower. I drew this tower and thought it looked a bit lonely so I drew the dragon on top. I love how this drawing has come out too as it is completely from my imagination, which has been getting a really good workout with these prompts lately. 6 months ago if someone had asked me to draw anything, I would not have been able to draw it let alone think of what to draw. I think these prompts help alot. Again I have used my black pen and watercolour pencils.
DD prompt - draw a comic strip. This is my first ever comic strip and is not funny at all. I was really trying to tell a story with few pictures. I like how it came out and I feel there is hope for me yet. I just need to inject some humour.!! This is done with the trusty black pen and my watercolour pencils.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
DD prompt - Draw a movie poster of the movie "Dude, my pants are on fire". Lots of fun to do this one and I think it came out well. I tried to make it look like those old time posters from the 60s that were drawings too. Oh, I just noticed I forgot to colour in the flowers at the tree base!!! Never mind! I used the old black pen trick and colour pencils for this drawing.
DD prompt - draw whats outside your window. I am looking through the window of the boiler house in the hospital where I work, into the next plant room full of plant. Here you can see a large air compressor of some description and next to it there is pipework and a suction unit, then lots more pipework. Top right you can see the stairwell leading up onto the roof where the chillers and large air cooling units are located. I think if you don't work in this type of environment you will have no idea of what you are looking at here. Sorry! It really is a large room with tangles of pipework and large machinery to supply air conditioning etc..to the hospital.