I used to do a lot of water colour paintings, and it’s one of those things that I really miss. Last year I tried to do a landscape painting, but it turned out so horrible that I threw down the brush and haven’t dared to turn back.
2012 was one of those years where I did a lot of water colour paintings that turned out really good.
This is one of my favourites from that year. It’s based on a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch (I’m a huge fan) and I love how I used the colours and the shadowing. The colour palette is really nice.
I want to return to this medium, but I’m sure there’ll be a few growing pains. Maybe I should just get started and try not to care when the result turns out piss poor.
April 2nd 2012.
Joining up with Urban Sketchers got me out of my rut and now I been drawing slightly more prolifically than I have been since 2015 and before I got ill. While I was down with a cold, I decided to do a quick portrait.
I originally wanted to do it in ink pen, but as I rummaged through my art gear I realised that I had used them all up and never bothered to replace them. Hmph. So I had to make do with a black ProMarker, which made the lines so much thicker than they were in my imagination.
At the time, I wasn’t too happy with it but I rather like it today. There’s something about his expression that’s really sweet and the shadowing’s quite nice. At the time I had been reading C. S. Pacats final book in the Captive Prince-trilogy and one character that was on my mind wasn’t even in the book, but I still wanted to draw him after finishing the book. So this is kind of a sketch of Nicaise. Kind of.
I later revisited this concept and did a drawing in colour using ProMarker.
August 4th 2016.
Don’t get used to getting two posts a day, but in the beginning I feel the need to get some content out here. And while we are on the subject of clay, I think I can show off this poor guy that I haven’t been taking properly care of since I made him.
I call him “poor guy” because he’s no longer stuck to the backboard, as he broke free of the glue several years ago and I still haven’t fixed it.
I mentioned in my intro post how my school had this art profile, which meant I got to do a lot of artsy stuff in school. We could have different combinations like metalwork, but I did fine art. Still we had to do crossovers and work with different materials than we’d signed up for. So one assignment was to create a face of clay and then mount it on a wooden fram we built.
I’ll never forget how my teacher asked me, before I painted it, if I intended to make an “African mask.” My intention all along was to make a sculpture of Severus Snape, who is one of my all time favourite characters. Unfortunately I was ill during the time we dyed the hair, so he ended up blond. Hence, a failed Snape.
The best plans of mice and men, you know…
Done somewhere during the school year of 2006 and 2007.