Drawing August: Virtual lines

Today’s drawings are from the England vs Pakistan Test at Old Trafford. These are the ‘warm up’ drawings which are little more than scribbles but I made them on the tablet for a change.

150 for 4

I am still learning how to use the electronic pen. I have found that holding the pen on its side works better, but still a long way off, but as always, it’s great to try and learn something new.

Hot bat!

A tool I have discovered is the video record, which traces each step in the drawing. Most of the time I draw automatically, so it’s fascinating to replay and see how the lines build up and the sketch emerges.

The eagle-eyed among you might just spot Stuart Broad’s bandana, probably not much more! Have a great weekend 🙂

Stuart bowling

Drawing August, celebrating all things drawing. It’s an online event to celebrate and encourage drawing. Simply post a drawing every day throughout the month using the hashtag #DrawingAugust.

Drawing August: Fingerprints and all!

Gladioli pastel by Maxine Dodd
Fingerprints and all!

Second drawing for this year’s Drawing August online event. This is pastel on Ingres paper. I used Schmincke and Sennelier here; the pigments are so strong and vibrant, they are always exciting to use.

Pastel is possibly the purest form of painting – we work with pure pigment and little else!

Amanda McLean

Soft (chalk) pastels were the first medium that hooked me into art properly. I made a picture when I was at school using pastel on black paper. It was a revelation, the colours and contrast were something wonderful and that was it, I was off on my journey. Lovely memories!

Drawing August: Especially Espresso

It’s Drawing August time! An online event to celebrate and encourage drawing. Simply post a drawing every day throughout the month using the hashtag #DrawingAugust.

Especially Espresso

This is my first for this year, a mixed media drawing of my gladioli ‘Espresso’ which I made with a combination of watercolour and charcoal.

A tempting plum…

Hello! As part of the daily drawing challenge, #DrawingAugust, I decided to work in the garden where I spotted a tempting plum hanging from a bough. It’s there now but in few moment’s time…. Happy drawing!

A tempting plum

 

A beautiful day

Hello! Saturday was a lovely day in my part of Leicestershire. I was on my way to meet up with friends, but had to pull over as I passed this field for a quick sketch – just a peaceful sight – a field recently harvested with a distant red kite calling in the distance and a mysterious creaking sound coming from the trees – I never discovered what made the sound but it was great to listen as I drew. Here is the drawing which I included for yesterday’s #DrawingAugust project:

Edge of the field

Edge of the field

A bit of a challenge…

For a bit of fun, have a go at the challenge to do a drawing every day through August. You make a drawing, scan or photograph it and send it via Twitter to #DrawingAugust.  Here is the one I made earlier today – a preparatory study of cyclists for a new oil painting inspired by the Tour de France. Happy drawing!

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