Showing posts from 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.

Outside Sketching

Outside sketching, Thornes Park (Lawefield Lane side).

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.

Vengeance Two

The Punisher punishing the Ghost Rider

Vengeance One

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

Tall Tree

Landscape sketchbook. Tall tree. Thornes Park.

Warm Up drawings

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

Heath Common

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

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.

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.

Small Company

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

inktober2017 sketchbook flip through