Friday, 25 June 2010

Working with Ink....

Ink Sketch of Safi....

It's been a mad few days trying to get my college folder handed in and finally did it today with a few minutes to spare.  I've really struggled the past couple of weeks, having torn the lateral ligament at the side of my knee, even sitting is painful, so very little painting done amongst other things.

The course was Watercolour & Inks with lots of other things thrown in, extremely inspiring, and what a wonderful teacher. It's been a real eye opener to how creative one can be, and the possibilities are endless.

This was just a small sketch i did after one of the classes, trying out different techniques with ink, using pen, straw and my finger.. Muddied the face a little, and the drawing needs attention, but it's been a useful sketch to carry forward to other ideas. Doing sketches are so important, it's brings out so many other creative ideas, especially as you are less worried about using that great big new sheet of expensive paper, often before you are ready too...

My daughter in law took this photo of Safi sitting on the beach reading. I've only used the face as I was drawn to the concentration on her face along with the way her hair hung down. One of the ideas is calling for some long beautiful colours dripping down the paper. Similar to those I did in my painting of "It's Party Time" and maybe some water added in as well to see what happens, who knows what else besides...
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