I’ve recently started waking up early in the morning to do some speed plein air paintings of the sunrise. I do these with Procreate on iPad, and each painting takes about 20-30min before the colours and clouds totally change. It’s been about a month, and I’ve created a separate Tumblr to keep track of them, check it out! I won’t be posting all of them here.
Archives for the ‘practice studies’ Category
Monday, 17 February 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Last week at life drawing, I tried something a little different… life painting with iPad!! I wanted to try some colourful stuff but didn’t want to lug all my paints, and I wasn’t confident that I could mix paint fast enough during these short pose sessions.
I used Procreate for iPad and the Bamboo stylus for these drawings. It took a little getting used to, but I was able to do some stuffs I wouldn’t be able to do with the usual newsprint pad and charcoal/conte. Having a pressure sensitive setup would’ve been very nice and closer to the digital painting experience though. Procreate supports layers so flipping a new page was literally making a new layer. It also has many export capabilities, including uploading to Dropbox in PSD format, so retrieving drawings is very easy. I also lucked out that night because we had time for a one hour pose, so I could really attempt a coloured painting. Being able to colour pick instead of mixing paint made my life a lot easier. I will most likely do this again in the future!
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Gouache paintings! Since my last sorry attempt at gouache, I did more somewhat recently. The first is a sloppy master study of one of Monet’s waterlily paintings, trying to get comfortable with gouache and stuff. Didn’t feel as disastrous as my first gouache attempts, so I did some more! A rose that reminded me of “Beauty and The Beast” (the random white paint was a result of my anger with the painting), and some questionable plein air daisies. These were done in my standard size Moleskine, roughly 1-1.5hr each.
I’m really starting to like gouache now! Plein air painting is fun too. Now that the weather is nice hopefully I’ll do more… and travel further than my front yard haha.
Lastly this is a sketch that came out of some after work drinking with coworkers. I had 2 drinks while drawing this and it’s the closest I’ve gotten to drunk drawing. (Wasn’t actually drunk though… or even tipsy.) Now that the idea has come to me I really want to try drunk drawing lol. Ballpoint pen, 20-30min, and a model that refused to stay still. :D