Tag Archives: Turk’s Turban

Bish Bash Bosh!

2 Nov

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Liek many artists, I supplement my income through teaching part-time. One thing that’s become very obvious over the years is that so many people genuinely have no idea how long it takes to make an artwork. There’s a popular image that artists sit down (SIT? I wish!) and go “bish, bash, bosh” and behold – a painting (sculpture, etching etc…)

 

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No concept of the huge amount of work that goes into each piece. Starting with sketching (because I’m old school) to explore the subject and get used to it. Then some colour studies to work out the hues, tones, tints etc… That’s where I’m at now. I’ve still got a fair bit of work to do on this digital drawing before I move on to the final medium – either watercolour or collage – I haven’t decided yet.

Keeping On Keeping On

1 Nov

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Carrying on with my digital drawing of three weird squashes, I started adding some shadows and details using my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and a free Markers app. One of the advantages to digital drawing is that you can hit the SAVE button frequently and get a record of the drawing as it develops….

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A Little Bit More

30 Oct

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I’m carrying on with the digital drawing of my three wacky squashes I started yesteday. It’s a primitive drawing package, but it’s fine for what I want it for, quick little studies. I used my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a free Markers app.

In The Beginning…

29 Oct

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In the beginning …. is the sketch. I have been given three wacky squashes and I’m going to have a go at a still life; not sure what technique yet – watercolour, collage? But first of all, some sketching to really study the weird vegetables and understand how they’re made up. I’m using my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet with a free markers app and drawing with the stylus using the continuous line technique. A few more quick sketches and I’ll be ready to start on something more polished.

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Squashes And Shortbread

28 Oct

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Didn’t do art today. Had a planning meeting this morning with a fellow artist to organise two public access art collaborations – I made shortbread, I think meetings go better over homemade cake or biscuits. Then I was teaching all afternoon. Then more planning early evening and the admin stuff. This is the reality of being a freelance artist – so many things to do that are not about the artwork. Never mind, I’m privileged to be able to do it.

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For the second time in a few days, I had a visitor who brought some very fancy squash. The Turk’s Turban arrived over the weekend and the two small ones today. They last for ages so there’s no rush to make art from them before they go off.

A Surprise Squash

26 Oct

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A friend popped by today with a present – a Turk’s Turban squash, one of nature’s most spectacular vegetables. I want to do some artwork from it before I eat it but what to do? A watercolour? Or a collage? hhhmmmmm

Here it is with some collage papers.

 

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