Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Working with watercolor and acrylic sure was different to just using fine-liner or pen. It was a lot more time consuming and took a bit of patience..especially since I'm no painter, this was a risk. Overall I was happy with the result, I'm definitely not 100% confident with this media yet however, but I think I'm on my way. The hardest thing about this drawing was definitely the letter form..it was time consuming and could not have any mistakes! I achieved the letter form by drawing it out in pencil, then taking a steel ruler and drawing lines, moving the ruler the tiniest bit each time.
Inspiration for this piece came from a quote by Albert Einstein - "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." I'm a strong believer that our thoughts manifest things into our lives, so seeing this I felt the need to bring pen to paper.
The illustration was done on white watercolour paper, then stuck onto brown recycled paper that was then placed on card, to make the piece a lot more solid than flimsy.
Monday, February 21, 2011
In this piece I decided to play with a little bit of colour, using pencil. Ultimately doing the letter form and illustration in .4 and .6 fine liner. The scale of this piece is on an A3 square off-set blue card.. Although hard to believe..This actually only took a bit over an hour to complete. I think I was in prime drawing mode, plus I really wanted to start something new.
Inspiration from this drawing actually came from a video I stumbled upon by accident. There are a series of videos created for the single or dating man. It's just everyday men, sharing their advice on love. The video that prompted this drawing I believe has a nice solid message, which I why I used the quote he expresses is an important outlook to have. Ultimately it's saying in order to achieve love, one must believe in love. Here's the source of my inspiration here:
In relation to the work, you can see I'm quiet reluctant to use colour. Which is why I use to little. I'm hoping to change this in some of my more recent pieces, and use different media like paint and watercolour. I'm also beginning to keep the scale of my works larger than I usually would.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A lot of the time you hear the cliche school art teacher phrase 'express yourself' through your work. I tend to do quiet the opposite. I don't necessarily draw what I'm feeling at that present time- Instead I draw what I wish to feel. In this case I tend to have the worst ability to trust and I do hope to one day be able to trust someone with my life. It's always nice to think you could trust an individual that much. This illustration was a reflection on how I wish to one day be with a person. Call it...'Wishful drawing'
PROG: Is one of my favourite illustrations that I decided to bring to life, so to speak. Prog is the first illustration I did that I decided to place on t-shirts. The name I came up with is quiet fitting, as 'prog' is short of Progress. He is a reflection of my drawing abilities and how far I've come from developing a style and look, and bringing my illustrations to the computer in order to bring colour and vibrancy to my pieces. Prog in a way is the beginning I hope, of many many more illustrative births I give.
I've grown to fancy drawing on top of photographs I've taken lately. Using acrylic paints to sometimes create a solid block of colour as a basis, or drawing directly over the photograph. I love taking photos and I love illustrating too. I think this is a pretty cool way to mesh the two together. I hope to do a lot more of this style of drawing, rather than just on paper or card.
This is yet another dedication drawing. This drawing was to a friend or pen pal you could say. We had a weird fascination towards beer and milk, and he is in some sort of heavy metal band. So this is what it lead to in drawn form. Safe to say the drawing is much more enjoyable than mixing beer with milk.
This was actually a dedication to an old friend of mine, who really helped me through some tough times. -Although we do not keep in contact now, I drew this with them in mind, as a way to express my gratitude towards their compassion. Perhaps one day they will see this drawing and know it was made for them. But for now, it's for every ones eyes to enjoy.