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Showing posts from March, 2015

Still life

Had a relaxing afternoon drawing still life with mum who wanted some drawing tips. What I decided was that she should do a quick sketch on throw away paper using a continuous line, but NOT looking at the paper - this would concentrate her mind to looking at the subject and prepare her for a second sketch - like a warm up as you would with exercise, and if the picture was terrible it was always meant to be binned anyway. Turns out we both agreed she shouldn't throw that sketch away as it turned out to be lively with lots of marks that she wouldn't have done had she been watching her pencil! This is my piece, first marked out with marks made using my fingertip dipped in charcoal dust,  pencil line, a little dry acrylic for texture then watercolour wash over.


Details of the big picture finally in it's frame