Life drawing of two seated figures. Brush and ink.
A cat on a rocket. Created with acrylics and pens on Bristol board, 9″ x 9″.
I struggled with this painting and repainted areas several times. I think I struggled because I tried to do some things differently with this piece. I have rarely used black paint so the black cat was something different for me. I hoped too that by using black it would force me away from my reliance on using pens to add detail and line work and that instead I would have to paint my lines.
I’m really trying to improve my brushwork, especially when it comes to laying down fine lines and details. I even bought some new smaller sized brushes, a mix of liners, spotters and rounds of size 1 through 000 (seen below).
Have a good weekend.
I received a set of Prismacolour brush markers for Christmas and created a set of drawings that were inspired by Smook’s marker drawings (http://reddotblog.blogspot.com/).
I really like the painterly quality of the markers and the blending that happens when you lay colours on top of one another.
These images are all drawn from photos. I’m still trying to learn how to use the markers.
This one turned a bit dark.
These were my attempt at caricatures.