At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The last resort....

Is it actually the last resort when I use the back cover of my sketchbook!! well, it feels like that....Does anyone else do this?

It does make quite a good, neutral background, for the sketch rather than stark white paper.

Here, I've used my live in subject - William, he is always ready to pose!!!!




I used:

Back cover of  The Pink Pig sketchbook
Pencil
Sailor Pen for detail


12 comments:

  1. Such a clever sketch, so few lines but such personality and realism. I'm lost in admiration.

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    1. Aww, thanks Jez....it's a 'trick of the eye' quite literally really. It's WHAT ISN'T THERE, that makes the drawing believe it or not....the viewer interprets the missing bits....HONESTLY :-)

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  2. William has the last word then! His eye lights up the page.

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    1. Thanks DW, he certainly does have the last word - Every time! lol

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    1. Thanks CJ - he works on the sympathy vote, lol :-)

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  4. Waste not want not. Lol cute sketch.

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  5. He looks a bit displeased with having to 'pose' again! :) LOL

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  6. Glad you make use of everything. Nice sketch of William!

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  7. Thanks Cris, Robin and Joan :-)

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  8. Have just joined a water colour evening class. Week 1 was the dreaded fruit still life which we completed last week and next week we are onto flowers which I am much more comfortable with.
    Enjoying the different rules needed for water colouring as apposed to oils which I am much more at home with.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Sounds like this class will help you a lot with your watercolours. They are controllable but it is only practicing with them that will, in the end, pay off. I use oils, acrylic and watercolours and I would find it difficult to say which medium I prefer...each has a quality that proves best for certain subjects.

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