Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Another drawing done using the graphics tablet. I think I need to get myself one of those wooden movable mannequin so I can see what the human form looks like running!! I have put the drawing on a background photo just for the fun of it. I like it!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Still working from the "portraits with pencils" book. Here are some more of the practice exercises. I am looking forward to moving on to the ears. The grey paper images are done using layering and the others are done using burnishing. I much prefer the finished effect of the burnishing method but am using up my prismacolors at an alarming rate!!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Inspired by Pennyshttp://pennyhackett-evans.blogspot.com/ drawing for Ninas challenge http://nine-ah.livejournal.com/111166.html I decided to have a go myself. I am happy with the way this came out! I used prismacolors on pale pink paper and it took me about an hour. Thanks Penny and thanks Nina! This is my first colour pencil portrait and I thoroughly enjoyed doing this one!
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I have been working my way through a "colour pencil portrait" book. Practicing the facial features and using different pencils on different papers in preparation for a colour pencil portrait I want to do. Faces are not my strong point so I aim to improve in this area. Here I have used Derwent Studio, Monte Marte and Prismacolour coloured pencils on different types of card.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
I have been working in the boiler house for the past few weeks and so a few of my sketchbook sketches have been from here. I find a little sketching time as I wait for the boilers to come online. These are done using a black pen and a black marker for the darks in the hatch drawing.