Friday, 4 October 2013
It was another one of those days that I just didn’t feel like lugging a lot of things to life drawing. I’m starting to get used to doing life drawing on my iPad. Procreate also had an update where it does video playback of the drawing process, so useful! Forget progress gifs, now I can watch my entire painting process. :D
Here’s the video for the three 10min poses:
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
A quick gouache painting from tonight with a somewhat limited palette (couldn’t help add the yellow).
Sunday, 15 September 2013
1 hour pose
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, 19 May 2013
I went for my first ever life drawing session a couple weeks ago. These are 10-15min poses. It was terrifying drawing with a time limit at first but I adjusted.
My wrist was hurting drawing with a pencil so I bought some conte for the male session. I’m really liking conte, even the fact that I can’t erase. It stops me from not moving on and spending forever fixing stuff, which I have a tendency of doing if I was allowed to. Although once I was in the zone, I stopped actively thinking and just drew. Before I knew it there was a drawing in front of me!