Practice makes Perfect.

Anne D'Alton's Artworks, buildings, canvas, Car illustratiion, cartoon, contemporary art, illustrtation, ink, Landscap[es, oil painting, painting, Pencil drawing/, portrait, Still life, watercolour
A "triptyche" of the same dog - watercolour on paper.

A “triptyche” of the same dog – watercolour on paper.

In this electronic age, the use of computors is endemic.   Computors though,  are not a substitution for physical creativity.

For artists, this usually means carrying around a small sketch pad and a pencil or drawing pen and making quick and sometimes random illustrations of subjects that take one’s fancy, which could become in time, useful…indeed, very useful.

It is a practice that I indulge in and encourage as I have found it to be quite valuable, particularly when I wish to compile a work for which I have just one really good reference point but which needs the addition of background or even foreground items to make the work come alive.

A five minute sketch can be invaluable!      Even if only roughly made, the artist can re-format it into something of impact and beauty.     However, you might need to encourage yourself to take on this daily effort…..though for just 5 mins. a day, it is a practice that is guaranteed to improve your artwork.

Give it a try and I think you will agree that this is a worthwhile discipline.

Remember to check the dates of my Open Days and free Art Demonstrations (indoors and outdoors) during this coming 2016.

One-to one art classes and group art classes are also available – more information on these coming up shortly.

ART OR IMAGERY?

Anne D'Alton's Artworks, cartoon, illustrtation, ink, ink drawing, motoring artwork

Any artist knows that image is important and that the essence of the image must remain, but it can be as clearly or as ethereally defined as the artists believes it should be shown.

For my example, I have chosen my own illustration (ink on paper) of my version of my very first attempt at driving an extremely powerful Subaru Impreza WRC……..The action of the the car is emphasised by the tucked in wheels, the flying gravel at the rear and front ( it is 4 wheel drive vehicle) and the flying cones…not to mention my muttered imprecations and my staring eyes…….

Driving that Subartu

Driving that SUBARU…