Friday, 29 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
A quick pencil sketch of the popular TV and Radio 2 presenter. I've just finished reading his autobiography and what i got out of this inspirational book was the belief that if you want something out of life, its yours if you have the drive and belief. Chris's overtly positive attitude shines through as does his ability to remain down to earth and true to his roots. His innovative, quirky approach to building up a multi million pound media empire is inspiring and yet you feel you could still have a beer and a laugh with the guy.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Its amazing how rusty i felt drawing live last night. Its been about a month since i last did it, but it felt strange holding a marker again. Saying that, i felt pretty happy with my work. 9 year old girls are notoriously difficult to caricature but i intentially tried to push it more than i was doing last year at similar kids parties. Heres my favourite 3 , and i apologise for the poor picture quality, once again forgot me camera so used the one on me phone! Click on image to enlarge
Monday, 11 January 2010
My first attempt at watercolour . Not much in the way of exaggeration or likeness, but i was just getting a feel for the medium. Man is it difficult, i have done a bit of landscape but skin tones and contrast are totally different. I know i overworked it and turned it muddy and there was a tendency to put a bold outline round it , like when i work in marker. Saying that i enjoyed it and will try more. Please feel free to offer any tips or pointers ( especially my good friend Jan Baptist Neggers),
Sunday, 3 January 2010
A Happy New Year one and all, time to get drawing again. Im hoping this year to experiment in different mediums, especially watercolor and acrylic, so keep an eye on my attempts. Please post a comment and say what you think, it keeps me on my toes!! Anyway, todays sketch in black biro is Hannibal Lechter himself , played by that fabulous actor,Sir Anthony Hopkins.