Archive for May, 2011

More WDE Paintings and Sketches

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A pencil sketch of a medieval type soldier Richard the third era maybe?

A church painted aldactone with lots of artistic licence , the challenge was to paint something spooky. Oil pastels once more.

Spooky church

May 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

More from WDE…. first a couple of rough sketches… there were three separate ref pics of dogs, after sketching two of them I decided to combine all three into a digital painting, all were done freehand.

Sketch one… using pencil and inktense wash

Sketch two……. Same again pencil and inktense wash.

The combined digital painting of the three dogs, no photo manipulation… painted in Painter X using the charcoal and pastel tools plus blenders with some textures added for the background.

May 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Weekend Drawing Event at Wet Canvas is such good fun, a way to have a go at things you would normally not consider, well for me anyway and it’s good practice. There is usually a good choice of ref pics from easy to sometimes really difficult and sometimes a challenge is thrown in as an extra which can add to the fun bit.

You have two hours to do a sketch or painting and then post in the forum, then it’s up to you whether you take it further, I usually do as I really don’t like leaving work unfinished.

I painted the grapes below whilst sat in the garden on a beautifully sunny day. Water colours this time which I haven’t attempted for a long time.

The fox I just couldn’t resist, oil pastels on black colorfix paper.


The hats were done with water soluble oil pastels, the challenge was to emulate the artist Marc Franz, this was my attempt, very abstract for me ……I really enjoyed this one found it quite relaxing to paint in a different style.

Hats - After Marc Franz

More later.