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Some recent sketchbook stuff
Pencil studies after Sargent portraits and other stuff:
A 5 min pen life drawing and some train sketches:
Now coming into the last couple of weeks of the first term at LHS. Realised that I have absolutely nothing to show for my time there but my main focus really has been getting the initial block in...
I've just finished my 6th week at LHS. Really enjoying it but nothing to show here yet.
Some recent studies:
Portraits after Kevin Wueste:
Self Portrait 30 mins charcoal pencil,...
Some grisaille still life paintings from last week. I only had a small selection of brushes so they got a bit "muddy" just got some more for my birthday so I'll be doing more of these - they're good...
I've now finished work having spent the last few years saving to study art full time this September. I'm planning on doing three days a week at one of the London ateliers. It was a huge relief to...
Keep updating - you have a real eye for these portraits. Some of them are very strong.
Your are definitely showing improvement - keep at it Adam. Try finding a life drawing class locally if you can
Here is a link to Aztecfireflower's sketchbook - my typo
Great sketch book, I enjoyed looking through it. Your portraits are looking strong. I think with figure drawing you would be well served by simplifying and focussing a bit more on gesture. Maybe look...
Series of studies, mostly from imagination some referenced. All of it very quick. Did these over last few night shifts at work in brush pen or ball point.
Some really inspiring work and great advice in here Kevin. I'm planning on leaving work this September to study at one of the London ateliers. Seeing your stuff has got me motivated.
Why is this website down all the time?
I've been all over the place with art recently. Sometimes it feels like I'm getting worse - very frustrating. I still can't decide which path I should take -...
Another little update. Mostly working from imagination or life using the brush pen. Some Burne Hogarth studies in there.
Most recent Bargue plate:
Want to take this...
Life caught up a little bit over the last two weeks. I've been busy viewing houses, catching colds and looking at new cars (mine is wrecked.) Didn't do any art for four days which isn't good. Here is...
These pen studies are really great - very expressive. If you keep this up you will go far. As for improving painting why not try using charcoal and doing some simple still lifes - it's a very similar...
Fernando - Thanks for looking. I actually prefer using the .9mm - I can get them pin sharp and the lead seems to stay that way for longer too. As for charcoal all i can really say is don't try to use...
Really good attempts with that conte pencil on your previous post. I particulalrly like the ones where you have used contour lines and the other one with the negative space is nice.
Some good studies in here - keep it going
Haven't got quite as much done as I would have liked the last couple of days. Been pretty busy with work. Did manage to finish this Bargue plate, straight onto the next one as I'm not particularly...
Razz - it definitely teaches you patience, I've not spent 100 hours on anything yet but some of the upcoming torso drawings will come close I think.
V3T - Thanks!
Another big update. Been working nightshift all week so haven't had time. Sorry for the massive amount of stuff.
This is the most recent Bargue plate. It wasn't so long ago I decided not to get...
Finished Bargue plate.
Will scan and upload better quality attachment later.
Here is a better quality scan (took 5 attempts, still looks wrong - wtf is up with my scanner?)
Quick update showing progress on current Bargue plate
Going well so far. Will scan this one once its done.
V tight linework, great studies. Are you always using reference for the hands? Either way I'm impressed.
You have a really good eye for light - particularly your last few posts. The Reubens / Da Vinci study is very tight - well done!