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.

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

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

Conté pastels on cartridge paper.

Friday, 22 January 2010

53/100 - 22.01.2010

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

Thursday, 21 January 2010

52/100 - 21.01.2010

first attempts at using pastels

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

51/100 - 20.01.2010

saké bottle - Brush and india ink

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

50/100 - 19.01.2010

wonky salt and pepper. charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

Monday, 18 January 2010

49/100 - 18.01.2010

orange segment. acryllic paint.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Friday, 15 January 2010

46/100 - 15.01.2010

Charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

Boring fact: First thing I've drawn on my new easle. I noticed that a lot of my drawings seem elongated, and I guess it was due to drawing on a level surface, which caused some weird perspective issues (I think I was adjusting for the top of the page being smaller visually) With an easle the paper can be angled so that it is completely facing the eye.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

45/100 - 14.01.2010

Dip pen and india ink.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

44/100 - 13.01.2010

Statue of a firefighter. Charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

Things I've learned so far about using charcoal:
You can cover a lot of paper in a short amount of time.
It's messy.
It's tricky not to smudge the parts that have already drawn.
The finished drawing needs to be sprayed with a fixitive or else the slightest touch could ruin it.
It's quite hard drawing with a burnt twig.
It scans well (a lot better than pencil or watercolour)
The blacks are really black.
It's fun.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

43/100 - 12.01.2010

Stone figure. Charcoal and chalk on tinted paper.

Monday, 11 January 2010

42/100 - 11.01.2010

Watercolour. My watercolours are a mess, I need to figure out how to do them properly. Google will show me the path!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

41/100 - 10.01.2010

Watercolour. I'm calling this a sketch.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

40/100 - 09.01.2010

Pencil portrait - didn't turn out great but have to post it!

Friday, 8 January 2010

39/100 - 08.01.2010

Brush and india ink

Thursday, 7 January 2010

38/100 - 07.01.2010

30 second figure sketching - practice!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

37/100 - 06.01.2010

Brush and designers gouache.
I had to catch up over the last couple of days and that was difficult. I can feel myself running out of ideas... but I can also see a little improvement in what I'm doing (I hope) which is rewarding. I've enjoyed trying out some new techniques, like brush & ink, and gouache paints (like this little lego man here). Also, I've found that, for me, black and white stuff is a lot easier - seeing colours properly is hard, I don't know how you real artists do it! Onwards!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

36/100 - 05.01.2010

loupe - pencil on cartridge paper

Monday, 4 January 2010

35/100 - 04.01.2010

brush and ink

I've found that using brush and ink is fun, but terrifying. I sketch out the drawing lightly in pencil, taking care to get everything looking as good as I can, then I pick up the brush, dip it in the ink, and one wrong move will ruin the whole thing! No hiding any mistakes here...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

34/100 - 03.01.2010

A bit messy as I didn't sketch this one out first. Freehand brush and ink.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

33/100 - 02.01.2010

Bottle of india ink - Brush & Ink on cartridge paper.

I sketched out the picture lightly in pencil, drawing most of the light and dark areas as outlines. The lighter shades are just done with diluted india ink, which leaves some banding. At first I didn't really like the banding but now I think it adds something to the picture.

Friday, 1 January 2010

32/100 - 01.01.2010

30 second figure drawings
more drawing exercise - figure drawing has always been something I've struggled with so I'm going to keep doing these. I have 30 seconds to draw a randomly selected posed figure, I think I'm getting a bit better at picking out the overall shapes that are important, compared to the ones I did near the start of the 100 days project. I usually do 2-3 pages of these and only post the best ones, so you'd best believe the others are worse than these :)