NE from George Lane Viaduct. Watercolour 148 x 105 mm
I meant to do a large painting today, well A4 at any rate. But the vantage points I spotted yesterday weren't as good as I remembered so I dug out a suitable spot to get this view down. There drawback was that the area was totally devoid of flatish surfaces so I had to hold my WN field box, complete with water pot in the same hand as the paper. Then the wind got up, so I thought, "Quit while you're ahead."
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
Somewhere between George Lane and Woodford Bridge
I've often looked out over these vague non places which float around the periphery of built up areas. The grey strip in the foreground is the M25 on its run up to Charlie Brown's Roundabout. Behind it, the sprawling mass of undefined bushes and trees, masquerading as a backdrop for some Eastern European fairy tale. In your dreams.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Fashion Illustration Shoreditch
I went back to Paper Dress Vintage last night; I hadn't been for about five months. The top two took less than a minute, and the last was posed for two minutes. I want to prove the point that intense, prolonged concentration doing observational drawing, regardless of the subject and the medium, has an incredible knock on effect across the board. Having spent three weeks of the summer recording in ink the urban chaos that is Arequipa, another pay off showed when using a pencil for figure work. Quicker, better line quality, and getting proportion right without having to measure it out. Simples!