Thursday, 29 May 2014

Pencil dust

I've been working on this over the past couple of weeks.  I found a piece of mount board which I had painted with Pearlescent FW acrylic ink.  It gives the surface a nice brittle glow.  I'm not sure the orange colour works for the flower, but there are some nice-ish textures and ebbs and flows of light in the background, which it is taking me forever to achieve.

I tore myself away from my pen and ink today to begin a pencil drawing.  I realise now how addictive working in pen and ink is for me, it's both a comfort and a puzzle, repetetive, hypnotic and frustrating.  I need a change though, even if just for a short while.

This is very small and I've only worked for a couple of hours so far.

I'm having a break from Radio 4 as well, which is my usual sound wall of choice whilst I work.  I've been listening instead to audio books which you can download for free via (in my case) Wolverhampton library's website.  I've listened to Jo Jo Moyes Me Before You and today I began listening to Wolf Hall.  The quality of these recordings is very good and the actors convey the action excellently.

Monday, 12 May 2014

A little more progress

Almost finished now I think. 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Magnolia Progress

Just managed to squeeze a little bit of energy out of myself this evening after work. 

Too tired to do any more this evening and not spoil it.  I managed an hour.

As you see, I've dripped a little Paynes Grey ink in the middle of the bottom of the magnolia.  Tiredness makes me clumsy.  I've let it dry and hopefully I'll disguise it tomorrow.  Reminds me of putting concealer on my spots in the old days.  My drawing has become an extension of my own skin.  Permanent adolescence.