Thursday, 28 December 2017

Matt Smith 11th Doctor

I put this piece of commissioned artwork in the post today.
(After wrapping and paying postage before anyone says something!)

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Lurking in the Undergrowth

Back drawing in the undergrowth at Haw Park Wood. Did about half of the line work outside and finished off the pages back in the warmth at home. Even wrapped up the cold creeps into your bones seizing joints. The cafe at Anglers Counrty Park provided a bowl of tasty vegetable soup which helped in thawing me out.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Down in the Woods

There are plenty of people about. I get the impression unlike me, they are on their way to somewhere rather than just hanging out in the woods drawing. I feel weird. There are birds twittering but other than that it's all pretty quiet.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Drawing Outside

Scan of sketchbook pages from yesterday, after running and drawing. Featuring coffee bleed through from previous pages. 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Beneath My Feet

A scan of my sketchbook. My weather app said it was 2 ºC feeling more like -2ºC and it certainly did. I'd been exercising around the park beforehand so had a bit of excess body heat but it didn't last long. The fingers were the first to go after about 20minutes.

I drew 70% of the line work in the park finishing off and applying coffee wash and white ink back at home in the warm.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Abandoned Campfire Creeps

Took the long way to the supermarket via Thornes Park. Tried to find the highest point in the park and in doing so came across the smouldering remains of a campfire amongst the gnarly trees. White smoke gently drifting in the midday sun. I did a drawing but was aware of scavenging squirrels and birds scuffling about.

I finished the drawing off at home and added a coffee wash and white out to make the smoke more smoky. 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Belle Vue Cemetery Stone Monument

Today was drawing outside in the freezing cold at dusk day. I'm not sure what you call these monuments in a graveyard but Belle Vue Cemetery has a couple of massive ones. A stone mason who worked on Wakefield Cathedral Spire (75 Metres) worked on this smaller version (perhaps 10 Metres high). He fell off this smaller one and killed himself.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Outside Sketching

Outside sketching, Thornes Park (Lawefield Lane side).

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Blade Runner 2049

I did a line drawing a few days after seeing Blade Runner 2049 in October and found time today to colour it in. I started using Photoshop and struggled with the outlining and selection process which has always frustrated me. Sure, when it's done it makes for great effect but the time it takes deadens the original art when I do it.

I fell back on watercolouring the line work and then enhancing that with Photoshop. A process I prefer. I did go further with colouring in the back ground (which you can see on instagram) but didn't like it as much as the version above.

I saw Blade Runner 2049 at Hyde Park Picture House on a tiny pixelated screen and the auditorium speakers couldn't cope with the deep base vibrating soundtrack, and still it was the best looking film I've experienced this year.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Vengeance Two

The Punisher punishing the Ghost Rider

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Vengeance One

Cabled tied to a chair watching Netfix's The Punisher (Ghost Rider hasn't shown up yet but I live in hope).

Friday, 17 November 2017

Tall Tree

Landscape sketchbook. Tall tree. Thornes Park.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Warm Up drawings

Switching from outside sketching to fan art commission mode.
(Mr Robot for warm ups).

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Heath Common

Today drawing at Heath Common, Wakefield. Finger numbingly cold outside.

Monday, 6 November 2017

It's okay to draw trees

Started a new Seawhite A5 landscape sketchbook today. I still feel the need to draw regularly outside, in that respect I think inktober created a good habit. November hasn't been as regular and I am noticing a difference from the days I don't draw, hopefully these little reminders to not slack off will encourage me.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Grass, Thornes Park

Agbrigg > Hepworth > Town > Thornes Park > Sandal Castle > Home.

A long walk around Wakefield on a lovely autumn day, stopped roughly half way in the park and did a bit of drawing.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Small Company

Exercise morning around the park trying to keep with the October habit of drawing afterwards.

inktober2017 sketchbook flip through