Two days ago I discovered that a lot of my photos of my paintings were gone from this blog. You can imagine that I was absolutely horrified. At first I thought that something happened when wordpress changed to the new posting design. However, when I had a look at the source code I found out why my art pieces were gone – facebook which I had used as a host for my pictures had changed their urls for what reasons ever.
So from today on I will upload the photos or scans of my art pieces either to picase or to flickr hoping that something like this will never happen again.
Regarding the above quick sketch: I did them with the PITT Artist Brush pens first and then, as you will notice, added coloured pencil strokes.
Quite some time ago I did this with watercolour pencils only. Just some days ago I discovered the combination of watercolour paints, markers and coloured pencils. I was simply curious – what would happen if I worked on this watercolour piece again with markers and coloured pencils. I can say one thing – it looks a lot different!
There is an artist on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Sakuems) who first uses waterpaints, then Copic markers and then coloured pencils. I felt very much inspired by the way she combines those three media, and tried to do something similar. I haven’t been using coloured pencils on the owl up to now because I wanted to be able to compare the two paintings without and with coloured pencils.
This time I used alcoholic markers–copics, Delta markers, Shin Han Touch Markers. Will be back on Wednesday with the final piece which will then have coloured pencils on it as well.
I combined PITT Artist brush pens and Polychromos coloured pencils in this painting. They have the same colour names and the same numbers; however the colour range of the PITT Artist brush pens is more limited–there are only 60 colours, whereas the Polychromos pencils have a colour range of 170.
I used a piece of paper from my sketching pad. I am not very happy with the result–the colours are not so intensive as they are on drawing cardboard or even acrylic paper. I’ve got the impression that the ink is sucked in by the paper. As a consequence I will use the sketching paper for what the name says: sketches and drawings which then can be transfered onto the “real” paper.
One of the things I definitely have to work on is drawing the human figure. When I searched for “drawing fantasy” I found this video, and as I think it is pretty useful I present it here.
I love, love, love those PITT Artist Brush pens! I must admit there are a lot of owl line drawings on the web, but I decided to make some changes to the one I downloaded as a reference. I added the background as well, using my three shades of green–the light green, the leaf green and the chromoxide green opaque.
I also decided to put up a “real” folder with all the reference material I come across in the internet–tutorials, drawings, line-art and so on. Whenever I have no ideal what to do next I will go through that folder and most certainly find something to paint or draw.
I used acrylic paper which was left over thinking that it might be a nice bookmark. The drawing is my own, just the result of doodling around with pencils and pen.