The book Sketch Every Day by Simone Grunewald is 207 numbered pages, each 24.5 cm tall and 17.5cm wide. I mention the size of the pages because it’s large enough that the drawings don’t feel super shrunk-down as they can in smaller books and it’s not so large as to be unwieldy. The book isContinue reading “Sketch Every Day by Simone Grunewald”
Acrylic ink is generally a pigment or dye in an exceedingly low viscosity acrylic binder. You can paint with it, or use it with paint as part of a larger work, or you can use it as ink. That’s what I’m doing now. I’ve picked up some Daler Rowney acrylic ink and I’m using itContinue reading “Acrylic Ink”
I own a pochade. I use it all the time. Inside and outside. Traveling and in the cellar, everywhere. It’s designed to be used out and about, and it does great at that. Don’t let this make you neglect using it at home though. After all, a drawing board is useful at home, so isContinue reading “Guerilla Painter Five by Seven Pocket Box”
So I sold the last of a bunch of prints I had hanging. I forgot they were out there. They were in Texas? I guess I was in Texas at some point. Well, the check cleared and I’m out of that stupid mental health conserveteeship so I bought some stuff. I got a fancy pochadeContinue reading “First Impressions on Acrylics”
Maybe the gown needs color and the shadows on the pillow need another pass, but I’ll call it done.
I really like to see what other people work looks like at different stages. Here’s the first few glazes.
So I saw these works by https://threesixfive.art.blog/ where there were lovely drawings against these simple geometric backgrounds and I loved the look, really a nice way of emphasizing and isolating a thing. Anyway, today is the first time I felt really steady so I popped the beta blockers and hey, not to shakey! Oh andContinue reading “Inktober XXIV”
If you don’t think a blue tit is, in the words of Derry Girls “a total ride” we can’t be friends. Also the ink out of a Sharpie mixes fine with water.
So here’s a quick sketch of a terrible old man. Ana 7 minute reading of Lovecraft’s The Terrible Old Man by an accommodating old man who spared 10 minutes for a reading. It to me like 20 to learn to edit it. Hey did you know I own a microphone? Fun.