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Back To The Real World…

27 Apr


A friend gave me a massive stack of paper recently and I’ve been sorting it out. There was a pile of drafting film, I think it might be Mark Resist (Mylar) which is really nice stuff, but the stack was creased and so I thought I’d use some for experimenting, trying out some ink and wash work over a large sheet of paper I’d previously coloured. I’ve been trying a few ideas out digitally but today it was back to the real world of ink and brushes; my own home-made walnut ink as it happens and a mixture of hog hair and Isabey watercolour brushes.


The Nature Of Space….

26 Apr


I’m still playing around with some of the random prints I have been doing over the past couple of weeks. I photographed one of the printed pieces of paper and uploaded it into the free Markers app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and filled in the white areas with black, which completely altered the nature of the space. I know that’s stating the obvious, but I like seeing it like this (the white version is below).

lino 1

I also discovered that the Markers drawing app is a blunt instrument that gives quite clumsy results for colouring in …. but I’m too miserly to buy a better one.

Colouring In

17 Feb

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I blogged a couple of days ago about the work I started at the Creative Bubble monthly event where I began some full-length portraits of fellow artists in preparation for an upcoming exhibition (here). I went back on Saturday to carry on. Progress was slow because it was very busy in the artspace and also I did a portrait head drawing (read about it here). Here’s how much I’ve done so far.

I worked over the willow charcoal line with a small round hoghair brush and acrylic System 3 paint in a dark grey. Willow charcoal is very unstable and the lines wouldn’t have lasted long. Once the paint was dry, I used my fingers and rags to squidge solid blocks of System 3 colours. The paint is mixed about 60:40 with acrylic pigment so it’s translucent. It’s not like anything I normally do, it’s like colouring-in. Very relaxing.

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