LIGHT UP YOUR ARTWORK.

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Adding touches of yellow, or soft orange hues, or letting the colour of the paper

Through the archway.

Through the archway.

or under surface come through, makes for a light filled artwork.

Ink drawing of an earth house in Brittany.

buildings, illustrtation, ink, ink drawing

While staying in this wonderfu old (earth)  house in Brittany, I simply had to do an ink on paper drawing of it.   As you can see, I have included its leaning stature.   Now in a private collection.Back to the earch

ADDING A LITTLE DRAMA TO YOUR ARTWORKS.

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Certain types of illustrations, whether drawings or paintings, may need a little “extra” to add impact and/or movement to the subject matter.

In this instance I have used simple radiating lines and small circular shapes to indicate the speed and the action of this motorcyclist, the late and very great Northern Irish road-racer, Joey Dunlop.   The lifted front wheel is one indicator that the rider is moving at great speed, but the addition of the dust and stones being thrown up by the rear wheel, adds to that sense of speed and indeed danger of this particular sport.

Do not be tempted though,

Action illustration

Action illustration

to overdo these indicators of speed, etc., as it may even obscure the movement of the actual subject or subjects.

THE ART OF THE PEN

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Usually, as in this drawing of a nude made on primed board, I work in black ink, but occasionally, I use sepia coloured ink pens – particularly in figurative illustrations.   It takes time to work in pen so give yourself time.   This drawing is available.

Young woman seated.

Young woman seated.

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AN ADVENTURE IN ART.

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Artists tend to be a little quirky!.

By Artists, I include all those involved in the creative process, i.e. artists, painters, sculpters, musicians, actors, singers.  and sportspeople    We do not tend to be l00% predictable (unless we chose to be) , nor indeed 100% conventional  and again, not unless that is our choice.

Much of our work may meet the needs and expectations of the paying public, but every now and again, we are permitted to uleash a different way of approaching our work

As an example of this type of “difference”,  I have shown here an ink and wash illustration of a young woman.   However, to it, I have added the dimension of dreams.   Flowers and little creatures emerge from around her and a tiny dragon sits on the artist’s hand.   The sitter’s face is illuminated by a variety of colours and her lips are touched up in the colours of France.

The appearance of Dreams

The appearance of Dreams

THE DRAMATIC IMPACT OF PAINTING IN OILS

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As a demonstration of the dramatic use of oil paint, I have demonstrated here, one of my artworks, a portrait of the late (and very great) Graham Hill  F1 and World Champion Motorsport Racing Driver.

Graham Hill F1 and World Champion Motor racing Driver

Graham Hill F1 and World Champion Motor racing Driver

This is not a large work but the use of oil paints in this instance, make, I feel, a very imposing artwork.