April 22, 2016

The Free-range sketcher...


The free-range sketcher was out today - capturing people of distinction with a few deft strokes of pencil. Then later I scanned the pencil and finished it off with a dribblely pen line. Sketching can be so much fun when one is inspired. I think it's the race against time that adds to the fun.

Basically I think everybody's got a 'look'. So it's fun to try to capture them if at all possible.  Exaggeration is more important than accuracy. 

I like this dribbly line - it's one of the Kyles brushes. Somehow a dribbly line or a line that changes is more fun to draw than a line that just sits there, I think.

April 20, 2016

Owls, the thinking bird.


Owls, plainly the thinking bird.


And the magic of photoshop that makes changes so quick in the event of artistic dissatisfaction. 


April 15, 2016

When in doubt, climb a tree - if that won't help - take a nap.


When in doubt, climb a tree - if that won't help - take a nap. Most of my creative roadblocks get solved with naps. I read that Norman Rockwell used to take 5 naps a day.