Youve come really far in the last couple years man, your face sketches have a great quality to them from how much youve studied them. Just realised you contributed quite heavily in the thread I made a while back about the Uk art education system thanks for sharing your views in there let me know how LARA goes
burnt-Ice: cheers man, they are only doodles but my favourite works are doodles. I find keeping and USING a sketchbook daily has really improved my work. TFsean: Hey dude, I kinda felt compelled to write it and to give a fair-( well ok abit biased) over view. Im at lavender hill studios, really enjoying it- we dont use measurement tools, just our eye afterall they are with us all the time. Will show some of my work there when I can be bothered to photograph it.
Heres a watercolour I did, then got paint on then got sat on then left in a corner but, I think some parts worked.
More train doodles, some reworked some drawn over some new. Finished that book now, will have to make another.
Bought a fabriano sketchbook, paper is abit thicker than the academia I have. Nice tooth to it.
Few statue drawings from the British museum.
bound a new sb 14.5 x 10.5cm, put some dark paper in. Too dark really but the scan doesn't really show up as much detail as in the book, and a small watercolour and white acrylic.
Also a few paintings I did on my desk, wanted to take a picture before they get ruined completely so used the only digital camera I have- my webcam.
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BHCS: I have been using various methods of drawing trying to find one I like the most, its abit hit and miss. Excuse/
Lavender is great, we dont use any measuring tools just our eye which while harder I think is paying off, it lends it self to a wider range of 'styles', from quite realistic to a more -to quote Harold Speed 'a searching accuracy'.
Everyone is really friendly, alot of the teachers have their studio in the school and are more than willing to show us round and give demos which is lovely for inspiration. Richard Schmid came in a while back to give a demo, which annoyingly I missed hope he comes back.
Ya you guessed it, more doodles. Will post my work from lavender eventually.maybe.
Need to mix it up abit I think, taking a brush pen with ink in it next time, do a few line and inks.
O and a 40 minute still life which didnt scan well, nor the others aswell
and a little corner shop to take us to the credits.
hey man cheers, its charcoal and charcoal pencil with white chalk. few people from the train.
And my brother being all gangster, which might get a watercolour wash.
Sorry bout the sizing, try and figure that out.
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First is a 5 session painting, my first oil life figure. things improved towards the of the pose. Sorry bout the glare, couldn't get rid of it.
Second is a 1 session (3 hrs) charcoal drawing of the same pose.
The third is a step by step of how at lavender we approach paintings or a medium based around mass drawing. It goes top left bottom left top right, I didnt finish a full colour one at the bottom.
The fourth is a finished(ish) painting, that took awhile, 2-3 hours.
The fifth is a pen sketch of my venus de milo.
Ahhh! All those studies! Makes me feel pretty lazy.
I really like the sketches you do of people, some of them have some good lines in there amongst the scratchyness. Try and build that confidence, mate. Have a go sketching people with continous lines and see where it takes you. Chances are they'll look horrible at first, but I think it'll help your lines in the long run.
Naidy: Cheers dude, Im always disappointed with how lazy I can be, we should start a support group/
Kinda got stuck in a rutt when approaching drawings on the go, your right I need to break out of it, normally still in a studio mindset when I leave at the end of the day.
Been bitten by the oil bug.
these aren't that great but I can feel an improvement with how I'm handling the paint. 2-3 hours 30x40cm
Went to the Ashmolean in oxford. Lovely museum has rubens, van dykes, turners, constables hidden away. And quiet too, have to go back with my drawing stuff. Found my myself in the print and drawing room spent an hour looking at Rembrandt's drawings/ etchings
Thats all, well as much as I can find in the vicinity of my chair.
went to a country estate called wimpole hall had a some nice paintings in there but standing and drawing gets tiring, 2 minute sketch of the view from a window to the gothic tower and a longer sketch of a portrait.
dude from the cafe
self portrait on aluminium
first two prints from a still life, getting there, alot of work still though.
Bought tools to start doing some sugar lifts and aquatints, cant wait to get started on those.