Charles Reid paints with primary colours

I tried this technique last night at my life drawing class, after two hours I created a colourful but scary result. Charles has been doing it a while, I guess I can’t expect to emulate his style on the first attempt!

More sketches to see on Picasa

I have uploaded more life drawing sketches to my Picasa page. Click the photos below or this link here.

Sketch by David Meldrum

Sketch by David Meldrum

Lunch Sketch #8

I guess I have been influenced by the current Kony-2012 campaign, I chose to draw this child soldier from the Congo, it was a little difficult, I’m trying to run before I’ve learned to walk, why didn’t I chose some flowers in a vase instead. Still, I have learned a lot from this little exercise – mainly that I need to be looser in my painting style, use less colour and to scrub less.

Congolese Child Soldier by David Meldrum

A forgotten watercolour

I found this watercolour sketch today, under a pile of old invoices and receipts. I painted it on A4 office paper, hence the wrinkles …

Improve Your Buildings in Watercolour with Geoff Kersey

This Geoff Kersey tutorial is very good, I’ve only looked at 2 parts so far, I’m hooked!

Simon Schama’s Picasso

I did not feel like doing a lunch time sketch today so I watched my favourite art series by Simon Schama. This week it’s Picasso’s turn.

The completed “Lunch Sketch #7”

I finished this lunchtime sketch of Arnold Schwarzenegger eventually. It took me 5 lunches to complete, that’s about 30 minutes each time so I guess it took two and a half hours to finish.
I got bored with this early into the execution but I stuck with for practice reasons. Personally I want to be more expressionistic with my art and not so detailed. Still, I learned a lot, becoming good with watercolour is all about practice, practice and practice.

Tuesday’s life Drawing session

It is hard speed-sketching with watercolours – but it’s fun!

10 minute watercolour sketch by David Meldrum

5 minute artifical charcoal sketch by David Meldrum

Att teckna kroki i Stockholm

Kolla mina länkar till höger under rubriken, Kroki i Stockholm, om ni undra var man kan teckna kroki här i Stockholm.

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If you are wondering where to go Life Drawing here in Stockholm, check out my list of links to the right of this article under the Heading: Kroki I Stockholm (Life Drawing in Stockholm).
Kroki i Stockholm
Kroki i Stockholm – 5 minuters teckning av David Meldrum