Kids in the schoolyard facing my balcony are playing in the leaves. I couldn’t resist sketching them. They move too fast, so this is mainly imagination, but I hope I’ve captured a hint of the colours and fun.
I painted some spaceships today, according to this guy’s instructions. May not do it again this way, but I learned a few things.
And a lazy digital treatment. I’m learning more tricks, but am finding I get my best results when starting with a pencil drawing and scanning it in. I can draw with the stylus, but it takes a lot more time. The thing really doesn’t like obeying what your hand wants it to do. Maybe if I’d been born into a world of drawing on computers, instead of pencils and paper….
My sketchbook is a bit like my written journal. I sit down with it, with no idea of what I’m about to write (or draw). Kind of therapy, I suppose, or like practicing scales if you were playing the piano.
The bottom corner is a gentleman I saw walking by on the street. Above was inspired by the sad story of Annie Pootoogook, an Inuk artist who died last week.
This is me, trying out Kyle Webster’s digital watercolour brushes.
Since the drawings I did for “Rank the Prank” are part of the broadcast, and give away surprises in the show, I’m beavering away at creating similar things which show off how I’ve advanced with the digital painting thing.
This is always hard because I’m never certain about my work. Also, it’s been a bit of a challenge getting back into this, because digital is such a welter of choices. The best thing is to scale back to a couple of tools and techniques that have worked before, and practice those to get them better.