Monthly Archives: November 2012
We’re working on colour this week (yippeeee) and there’s a FAB colour tool online. So! You upload a photo that you like the colours in. I uploaded three I took from a holiday in the Highlands, and one from London. And with the magic of ‘Chip-it!’ you get a colour palette based on the colours in the […]
So this is where the fun begins…for me anyway. Turning sketches into repeated patterns. First I drew a simple motif… Then I scanned it into Adobe Photoshop and repeated it across the page… Then I thought I’d play around with the repeat and add a colour… And again… So I can tell its going to […]
Yawn.. Late isn’t it? Must go to bed soon… So I initially thought I loved pencils. What I like about pencils is that you can express such emotion with them. Press hard on a line and it appears darker and heavier. Like the earlier motif I did.. So I stuck with pencils for my first […]
So Wk 2, sketching. So I bought some fine-liners the other day and gave them a bash tonight. This is a pic I took on my mobile of the woods near my house. The picture isn’t very clear but what I liked about the scene was the background of turning trees (some evergreen, some deciduous) […]
It’s all about sketching! Think I’m drawn to pencil but will give the fineliners a go. Will publish results throughout the week. In the meantime I just love the simplicity of this, and the colour by Marthe Armitage, whom I presume is in the picture!
From yesterday’s Guardian Weekend Feature ‘Lovely Bones’
So..what better way to document it than start a live blog. Eek! So, week 1. Wow, what can I say? Already I’ve been sketching away and coming up with patterns as if my pencil has a mind of its own. The inspiration and encouragement given by Rachael Taylor is fantastic. I honestly believe one day […]