Sunday, 21 October 2007

off the computer for a while

next saturday i'll have the day off, at the classes, so I'll try to rest a little bit. that means trying not to use the computer (or the least i can cause i work with it all the time) and this is because i'm too tired: i read, type, watch a lot each day, then i've also started to have a big pain from my right hand up to the neck. the worst part is that I draw/paint with that hand and also I bookbind, so I really need to give it a rest so that the pain goes away. so it's probable I won't be writing any emails for the next 10-15 days. I really do appreciate all the comments you all leave, it's the energy that makes many of us keep on, but this is necessary; i don't want it to become worse. thanks again. martín.

life sketch


life sketch
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
this one in pencil let me do some more details, though the paper was too soft and the pencil seemed to get into it. it's a derwent water soluble, it's line is different form the normal graphite.

life sketches

life sketches Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
another one from today. it's white (board) chalk and a sepia 5.6mm mine from koh-i-knoor

life sketches

life sketches Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
one from each class today

Thursday, 18 October 2007

EDM challenges 55 & 128 - first try

55 - Draw a doorknob, plain or fancy // 128 - Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another

the view to the other room is not visible in the sketch, of course, cause i was wating to enter, at the doctor's. she sees her patients in there. i'll re-make these challenges.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

coffee and salt

finally after several months, i did try with coffee, as suggested by several from EDM but especially by the idea of Claudia (time passages) creating a flickr pool. i saw the salt worked well on the coffee, better than on watercolours i'd say. you have to try it, it's fun. gonna work some more with this technique but won't add any marker lines, though. i used as model another sketch from last saturday too.
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte

magnolias -now finished

magnolias -now finished Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
i started this one about 3 years ago. for different reasons yesterday i gave some touches and now i call it finished. they were plastic flowers, and i hadn't got the "model" since that long ago, so I made all the adding last time i showed it (here) and now as they came out from my mind. so these aren't real flowers AT ALL!!!

oil after life sketch

oil after life sketch Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
i made this small oil trying to repeat the pose from one of the sketches i did saturday afternoon, but it's not the same than having the model standing in front...

Monday, 15 October 2007

life sketches in wc

these are some of the sketches i could do last saturday. short poses of about 5 minutes each. I used some salt in the background i added later, according to kate johnson's advice.

Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

illustration

illustration Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
a friend of mine asked me to do an illustration for a friend of hers' blog. that girl is an actress and wanted a fun illustration out of a photo. i took only the image of her face to do the drawing. in the end i think she won't use it. anyway i decided to post it here cause it took me a lot of time to make it & i like it.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

life sketches

like sketches Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
during the weekend I took photos of many sketches i had, here are some of them, before i thow them away, i can't live with soooo many papers around.

life sketch


life sketch
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
this is from saturday. not much time to draw this time.

life drawing

life drawing Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
these are some of the sketches i did last thursday. they were working with movement so each pose took between 2 to 5 minutes app.. this time i was "part of the class" so could draw as much as i wanted

Friday, 5 October 2007

EDM challenge # 139 - draw something with a handle

this time my home's kettle. marker, ink and "dry marker" colour pencils by staedtler. an additions
of planes with the paint shop pro.
the survey i did let me know that half of the times I spoil my work when i'm trying to enhance it
digitally. that reminded me of that saying ...sometimes a step forward is a step back(wards)...
anyway, i coulnd't help adding the colour planes this time...

EDM challenge # 9 - organized chaos

EDM challenge # 9 - Draw a bit of "organized chaos" - your messy desk, your table stacked with books, etc. a piece of the kitchen table last night. maker, green and blue ink and orange and red "staedtler dry marker" pencils. this piece looks "organized" but the whole was a "chaos", as I usually do when I'm working, pencils, inks, everything everywhere= absolute unorganized chaos

Monday, 1 October 2007

two

two Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
two models. two different poses. two different courses. two different days. two sketches.

what do I look like?


what do I look like?
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
playing with paint shop pro and the oil selfportrait I did, and after Juj's mail saying about our image on the mirror, on a photo, to flip a photo, so here are four ways I can look like. By the way the pose wasn't totally front but a little rotated as I set a lamp from the left and wanted to have lights and shadows to play with. it's fun to see these images of "me" ¿?

life sketch

life sketch Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
one of the models while posing.

retrato


retrato
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte
i did this quick sketch sitting in a bar in the sidewalk, a friend who posed, and no, it doesn't look like her at all!

selfportrait


selfportrait
Originally uploaded by dibujandoarte