Thursday, 6 April 2017

More cranes again


Back outside, and in Granary Square at the end of March. Still lots of building work
going on around Kings Cross, so I took another opportunity to draw some cranes and a couple of planes. Anyway, a good exercise in hand eye co-ordination, and speed, as the evening chill factor quickly drove us inside The Lighterman.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Trace of Tempest Fugit


I like tracing paper, and light boxes, but especially tracing paper.  I find it much easier to draw on, and erase from, than normal paper. And yes, going over the back, and then tracing onto the final surface can be a tad tedious. But, I find working like this seems  to give a less mechanical finish than going straight in from a light box. Also, I feel there is a little bit of me, that gets transferred through the translucency of an old school Silvine tracing pad. For the Feb/March '17 South Woodford Village Gazette.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A Chelsea Bollard

One of many. There are some old ones on Chelsea Embankment and newer looking versions on King's Road. The old ones have a base like this, the newer ones are a bit deeper. This took me a while to complete, and I remembered again, the artist's adage, 'look twice, or draw twice'. If not that; spend a shed load of time on Photoshop. I'm not saying what I did.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Sorted 2

This is the last time I'm going to faff about with the title. Art on the Left has a history, which I am not going to deny. And it sounds snappier than Drawn to the Left. So apart from the more accurate sub title, this is how it's going to be. There are a couple of new different drawings on my site blog evelynrowland.co.uk/blog and on urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/ I am going to have drawings on 
here again, just not today.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

See the world differently

I miss Art on the Left, but it doesn't fit anymore. But the 'Left' is still applicable, as all my drawings tend to lean over in that direction, generally by 1º. When I initially noticed, I put it down to being unthinking, so I tried very hard to concentrate, and get my verticals straight up. My eyes, however, saw differently. I tried rotating 1º to the right in photoshop, but they looked 'wrong', all stiff and starchy. So that is when I realised that our little quirks that make us, 'us', need to be embraced.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sorted

Yesterday I posted my last post on here, or so I thought. Funny how one gets attached to the virtual, isn't it. I started a blog up on my site (which I will be keeping) and decided to leave this one. But I missed having all the little things in the side bar, and a title and picture as a permanent feature. The page tracking thing is annoying, but that only affects me. I may make a few changes, but I'm not going anywhere haha.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Noel Coward


Or, rather, his theatre in St Martin's Lane. In the summer I hit on the brilliant idea of drawing west end theatres. You know, magical places, indeed, palaces where one can escape to and be cosseted in luxury. Well, in old school ones at any rate. Anyway, for some obscure reason, I thought they would be easier to draw than church spires! I can tell you now; they are not. But they do make wonderful images, so I shall pursue the other 15 on my list with great gusto.