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Fox is Voss

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Bogged down in admin most of the day. Planning something big and the next 2 days are crucial. If it comes off, I can reveal all by the end of the week! Meanwhile, it’s hard to find the time to do anything creative so I’m keeping on with the practice drawings on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. I thought I’d carry on scribbling wildlife as drawing animals is really challenging for me. I can draw people ’til the cows come home, but anything else, apart from cats, is hard. Here’s a sleeping fox, drawn from an Internet photo. Thank goodness for the Internet, otherwise I’d have to go down the local museum to find a stuffed one to draw. I saved the drawing at different stages to make a slide show of its progression.

Luckily you don’t have to stuff a cat to draw them. They act like they’re stuffed…

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Subject and content-nicely creepy…

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22 vampyr

Husb and I went to Taliesin Arts Centre this evening to see a version of Dreyer’s 1932 silent film, Vampyr accompanied by live musicians. It was fantastic. I had a bash at drawing in the dark, using a complete set of sepia Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens in sizes S, F, M and B and drawing into my A5 clothbound sketchbook. It was a challenge to draw dark subject matter in the dark. I could hardly see what I was doing so I hastily sketched in the light bits when there was a bit of light from the cinema screen and spent most of the time making marks to fill in the dark areas with different size pens. The mark making was also influenced by the music and the film which is full of German Expressionist motifs.

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Posted on: February 22, 2014

Pinterest? Why Not!

Decided to play with Pinterest today-linking to my etsy artwork and such.  First thing I saw? A nasty remark from someone who thought my prices were too high-the nerve I must have! LOL LOUDLY!!

So, Why not? I have so many prints-what printmaker doesn’t? Done footwork-now releasing it!

Questions? Comments?

Foetal!

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Isn’t this wonderful? Love the composition-color. The foreshortening is brilliant.

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07 Ben

Here’s another one from last night’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I love drawing models in a foetal position. There’s a terrific tension and movement in the pose as well as some great foreshortening. I precoloured a canvas sheet, size A3, with Rodamine Red oil pigment, squeegeed on with a cheap window-cleaning squeegee and left to dry. I did the initial drawing with a white conte crayon, drawn over with black conte and then rubbed some cerulean blue oilbar onto it. It’s a long way from finished but it was only a 30 minute pose and the basics are there for me to build upon.

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