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!
I have uploaded more life drawing sketches to my Picasa page. Click the photos below or this link here.
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|
This Geoff Kersey tutorial is very good, I’ve only looked at 2 parts so far, I’m hooked!
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.
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.
Kolla mina länkar till höger under rubriken, Kroki i Stockholm, om ni undra var man kan teckna kroki här i Stockholm.
|Kroki i Stockholm – 5 minuters teckning av David Meldrum|