Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Image of the Week: My Back Garden


Creative Process:

I used the reference image below for this piece. I took the photo because I'd had the hedge cut in my back garden and could now see the lovely tree behind! This was the toughest assignment to date as it meant some technical drawing, especially of the shed, the paving stones and the steps!

Here's the reference image:


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Image of the Week: Turtle


Creative Process:

To sketch and colour the image of the turtle, I used a reference image taken from a travel magazine.  The process demanded that I really see and study the turtle's markings, which were different depending on the components of the turtle's shell. My attempt at the sea was rather challenging but I preferred this background to the original reference image, which is below:



Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Image of the Week: Still Life Drawing


Creative Process: 

This is my first attempt at a Still Life Drawing and my first attempt at drawing a book! No reference image so an absolute original.  I kept the layering to a minimum. I was going to leave the background white but thought it needed colour, so opted for red.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Image of the Week - Landscape


Creative Process:

I liked the reference image for this piece (see below) mainly because of the lovely vibrant pink colours. I found the process simple and rather soothing as I didn't want to press too heavily with the coloured pencil layering. I think this gives the piece a light feeling.

Here's the reference image from Google:


Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

© Wadsworth Jarrell 'Revolutionary 1972' Private Collection On Saturday 22nd July, I took my family to the Tate Modern to see  ...