#0139 An aerial view of my home office (imagine I’m floating above the room) by the entrance of the house. Think a few items were not in proportion because the room feels crampier and messier than it looks.
30 Jun 2016
PS. Idea inspired by this blog post. Its a nice alternative way to remember places that I might visit in the future.
#0138 More quick tree sketches.
28 Jun 2016
#0137 Some practice to get more interesting quick tree sketches.
28 Jun 2016
#0104 First sketch of negative space with the brush pen.
26 May 2016
PS. I like how its a less is more concept!
#0083 This was a fun exercise to get a tree effect – using a straw I put a large blob of paint down and blew on it till most of the paint had dissipated. I was blue from blowing the last of the paint!
04 May 2016
PS. I love the effect! Looks very much like the woody trees we have with very little foliage here in Oz.
#0058 One terrace house, four primary triad combinations.
04 Apr 2016
PS. This was an exercise to understand limited colour palette and colour harmony. I categorised the paints into warm/cool primaries and created a colour wheel using combinations of red/yellow/blue as well as a few handy reference cards with our range of secondary colours.
#0034 Watercolour exercise – using red & purple for shading effects wasn’t something I thought about doing previously but the end effect is pretty interesting.
15 Mar 2016
PS. Just realised I should have planned the sketch a bit better as its skewed to one side of the page!
#0032 I stared at the backs of lots of people today as I walked to and from the bus stop to work (you can’t look them in the eyes cos of the risk of being punched for being weird). Trying to figure out how body proportions worked and how weight shifts from one leg to the other. With a little bit of help from Leonardo Da Vinci’s perfect man – the Vitruvian Man – I came up with my hack to get slightly better proportions when sketching people.
14 Mar 2016
#0030 Adding texture to my landscape with a few expert tips. Think the take-home from this one is to first upgrade my cheaper sketchbook; the final effect is still pretty cool.
12 Mar 2016