Tuesday, 27 April 2010

the sketching continues

Hi, I'm still drawing away, although not as much as during the 100 days! Please check out the new sketchbook blog here: http://nick-sketchbook.blogspot.com/

thanks for checking out the 100 days project and for your support!

nick

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

100/100 - 10.03.2010


Silver monopoly hat - pencil
Last of the 100 days drawings. I drew this in my notepad at the 100 days live event in Dalston, at the request of another 100 dayer.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

99/100 - 09.03.2010


i drew this in the pub and was a bit worse for wear at the time... and then the blooming bar staff took the salt shaker away before I finished drawing it!

Monday, 8 March 2010

98/100 - 08.03.2010


snow walker - pen/brush and ink

We went for a hike at the weekend, aiming to climb Ben Ime. Unfortunately the snow was way too deep, waist high sometimes. Got some great pictures of the snowy landscape though, and this ink drawing is from one of them.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

97/100 - 07.03.2010

josie - gold spray paint on cartridge paper

umm... now, how does one remove spray paint from one's fingers??

Saturday, 6 March 2010

96/100 - 06.03.2010

Lighter - oil paint

A lot of my drawings and paintings look quite good from a distance but a bit messy close up. I think this is one of them, although I quite like it.
When I looked at this the next day I realised I forgot to paint the sparking mechanism... not sure how I missed that.

Friday, 5 March 2010

95/100 - 05.03.2010

weird looking bird - bush with india ink and red ink

I try to draw from my own photographs or from life, but I don't have a fish. I found the source picture for this on flickr.com, although I can't find the link now.
I lightly drew the shape of the fish in pencil. I also sketched some of the shapes of the shadows, then using very diluted india ink and red ink, I painted in those shapes, and this fish appeared.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

94/100 - 04.03.2010

Dumbarton Castle - Graphite stick on cartridge paper

I rarely draw outside as I don't find it easy or convenient, but this is one of those rare occasions. I find it difficult to draw random and complex patterns like the rock face in this - i probably should have just made some suggestions and approximations of the detail.
There were children, dogs and families bussing around me as I drew this... my biggest fear being that a wet dog would walk up to me and do that shaking-the-water-from-its-fur thing.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

93/100 - 03.03.2010

fast portrait drawing practice - vine charcoal

these did'nt turn out very well, I might try them again.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

92/100 - 02.03.2010

figure drawing class - charcoal