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

Monday, 1 March 2010

91/100 - 01.03.2010

figure drawing class - pastel

Sunday, 28 February 2010

90/100 - 28.02.2010

brass figure - coloured pencil
i gave up on this, coloured pencils are rubbish

Saturday, 27 February 2010

89/100 - 27.02.2010


oil paints
best viewed from a distance :)

Friday, 26 February 2010

88/100 - 26.02.2010


cake - oil paints
second attempt at oil paints... difficult but this one is a bit better.
also... you should know, I only have 6 colours and none of them are black, so there is some epic colour mixing going on here.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

87/100 - 25.02.2010


quick charcoal sketch
unfortunately, this looks like a child drew it :(

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

86/100 - 24.02.2010


alley - oil paints
it seems I need a lot more practice at painting.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

85/100 - 23.02.2010

Handcut lino, ink on mango leaf (??) paper - first test print

Monday, 22 February 2010

84/100 - 22.02.2010


life drawing class - Charcoal

I decided it was time to get some lessons! I saw an ad in the art store (which I have been frequenting recently) for a life drawing class in the Glasgow Botanical gardens on Tuesdays. So I went along to check it out. It was interesting, but I definitely felt that I was running out of time at the end of most of th poses. next week I need to bring bigger paper though.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Friday, 19 February 2010

81/100 - 19.02.2010


Lost keys.
design cut out of lino and printed with ink on paper

Thursday, 18 February 2010

80/100 - 18.02.2010


pencil & photoshop

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

79/100 - 17.02.2010


charcoal and chalk
This is the largest drawing I've done so far, usually I work on A4 ish sized paper but today I picked up an A3 pad of coloured paper. It was quite a difficult subject but I think it turned out quite nicely.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

78/100 - 16.02.2010


charcoal, messy lines

Monday, 15 February 2010

Sunday, 14 February 2010

76/100 - 14.02.2010

pencil on cartridge paper

Saturday, 13 February 2010

75/100 - 13.02.2010


Pencil on one post it-note. I drew this before on day 62 on 40 post-it notes, this one took a lot less time!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010

73/100 - 11.02.2010


chalk on pastel paper

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

72/100 - 10.02.2010


coffee pot - charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

I like how this one turned out. I think that over the last 70 days I've started to see better, which seems to be one of the big hurdles to becoming a better artist.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

71/100 - 09.02.2010


brush and ink
I'm redoing a cartoon I drew 5 years ago.

Monday, 8 February 2010

70/100 - 08.02.2010


30 second figure drawing practice

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Saturday, 6 February 2010

68/100 - 06.02.2010


brush and ink, coloured digitally

Friday, 5 February 2010

67/100 - 05.02.2010


A bird - conte pastels on cartridge paper

Thursday, 4 February 2010

66/100 - 04.02.2010


contour drawing - dipped pen and india ink

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

65/100 - 03.02.2010


dipped pen and india ink

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

64/100 - 02.02.2010


Tractor - biro on moleskine

Monday, 1 February 2010

63/100 - 01.02.2010


ipod headphones - biro on moleskine

Sunday, 31 January 2010

62/100 - 31.01.2010


charcoal on 40 post-it notes
this was not fun... I drew each post-it seperately and put them all together later.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

61/100 - 30.01.2010


pen and ink
fun with a protractor

Friday, 29 January 2010

60/100 - 29.01.2010


pastels on coloured paper

Thursday, 28 January 2010

59/100 - 28.01.2010


Acryllic paints, this is a painting of one of the excellent lego models by fellow 100 dayer, Daniel.

http://digyourfins.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

57/100 - 26.01.2010


bronze sculpture - Conté pastels

Monday, 25 January 2010

56/100 - 25.01.2010


charcoal
proportions aren't great on this - the subject wouldn't sit still!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

55/100 - 24.01.2010


Conté pastels
Not bad I think for my first day using pastels ;D

Saturday, 23 January 2010

54/100 - 23.01.2010


grapes
Conté pastels on cartridge paper.

Friday, 22 January 2010

53/100 - 22.01.2010


pastels
first attempts at using pastels, the photo looked nothing like how this turned out :)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

52/100 - 21.01.2010


pastels
first attempts at using pastels