Friday, 8 December 2017

Beneath My Feet


A scan of my sketchbook. My weather app said it was 2 ºC feeling more like -2ºC and it certainly did. I'd been exercising around the park beforehand so had a bit of excess body heat but it didn't last long. The fingers were the first to go after about 20minutes.

I drew 70% of the line work in the park finishing off and applying coffee wash and white ink back at home in the warm.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Abandoned Campfire Creeps

Took the long way to the supermarket via Thornes Park. Tried to find the highest point in the park and in doing so came across the smouldering remains of a campfire amongst the gnarly trees. White smoke gently drifting in the midday sun. I did a drawing but was aware of scavenging squirrels and birds scuffling about.

I finished the drawing off at home and added a coffee wash and white out to make the smoke more smoky. 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Belle Vue Cemetery Stone Monument



Today was drawing outside in the freezing cold at dusk day. I'm not sure what you call these monuments in a graveyard but Belle Vue Cemetery has a couple of massive ones. A stone mason who worked on Wakefield Cathedral Spire (75 Metres) worked on this smaller version (perhaps 10 Metres high). He fell off this smaller one and killed himself.




Friday, 24 November 2017

Outside Sketching


Outside sketching, Thornes Park (Lawefield Lane side).

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Blade Runner 2049




I did a line drawing a few days after seeing Blade Runner 2049 in October and found time today to colour it in. I started using Photoshop and struggled with the outlining and selection process which has always frustrated me. Sure, when it's done it makes for great effect but the time it takes deadens the original art when I do it.

I fell back on watercolouring the line work and then enhancing that with Photoshop. A process I prefer. I did go further with colouring in the back ground (which you can see on instagram) but didn't like it as much as the version above.

I saw Blade Runner 2049 at Hyde Park Picture House on a tiny pixelated screen and the auditorium speakers couldn't cope with the deep base vibrating soundtrack, and still it was the best looking film I've experienced this year.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Vengeance Two



The Punisher punishing the Ghost Rider

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Vengeance One


Cabled tied to a chair watching The Punisher (Ghost Rider hasn't shown up yet but I live in hope).