Sunday, August 23, 2009
This 'lack of inspiration' malarkey was starting to get on my nerves so I decided I needed to snap out of it and get drawing again. I saw Sinéad's face and just thought that's it - no other reason really. I don't like or dislike her, but she is very beautiful even without make-up and a shaved head - I wish I could get away with it! I've listed the pencils used on my other blog, but basically I stuck with the Derwents and again the paper is by Paperchase. I think I'm getting a bit lazy but it really is so much quicker to draw on brown paper. The scans are always disappointing but in reality the colours look quite vivid against it and even though the technique is quite 'rough and ready' compared to the way I work on white paper, the same subtlety is possible in a fraction of the time.
I'm throwing this one in as it's not worth a post on it's own and I forgot to post it. I really ought to remember how much fun it is to sketch from TV. Even though they are not brilliant I really love doing these. I liked the woman's face at the top as it was so flat and she had a funny expression, and the girl below as she had, er, rather a large nose. She looks almost like a cartoon so I just played that up with some colours. I've now got myself a pencil wrap and it's made drawing from the TV a lot easier. I just unfold it in front of me rather than hauling a big tin of pencils from my room.