A quick gouache painting from tonight with a somewhat limited palette (couldn’t help add the yellow).
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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
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Thursday, 27 September 2012
I took a break from drawing in this sketchbook for a month (was using a bigger one), but now I’m at it again coz most of my stuff lately have been digital. Zhen Huan again still in badass mode, and some Queen Elizabeth I Cate Blanchett to add to the badass girls thing. (I keep drawing Kate WIntlset for some reason so I thought of my next favourite movies — “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” — and, damn it, it’s also a “Cate” lol.)
Also some terrible eyeballed perspective and creeping on people in Second Cup today. Drawing from photos is easier but drawing from life is more fun and looks livelier. The last guy on the laptop totally has the stereotypical ECE prof look lol.
And…. hehe, the importance of fine details, like the eyeballs. :D