Sunday, 25 July 2010

Relocation, relocation, relocation

Hello! I have returned to my blog, which has become accustomed to my long absences. Much has changed. I'm now in London, and doing different things, so you'll be seeing considerably different stuff up here now. I've joined a drawing on location group, which is taxing my drawing in a much different way than I'm used to. It's been much longer than I'd care to admit since I drew landscapes and architectures. Here's some scans of my first couple of drawing trips.
First up is Richmond Park. This was the first landscape work I'd done in years and years, and it definitely shows. Pretty ropey.

Next up is another one near Richmon Park. There was a small fire which I exaggerated and added a spectator. Still pretty ropey.
I hadn't been extremely pleased with what I'd produced so far, so I decided to go for a more stylised approach, which I enjoyed a lot more, and I think is much more suited to my temperment.
I then stalked a squirrel for half an hour. I've got about 50 three second sketches of this little bugger. He wouldn't keep still.
What a difference two weeks makes. This is from my second trip with the group, down to Camden Lock. I was pretty pleased with this one. Still a ways to go but much better than the first couple of attempts. I spent much longer on this one than the other ones as well.

In other news, I now have an A3 scanner, so look out for me scanning in many big things and shrinking them down to fun-size.

AJC

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