Saturday, 26 January 2013

Drawing


Above is another character drawing done in ball point pen. This is one of my owl characters, yet I have decided to add more realistic elements, such as the claws of the feet and the detail of the feathers. It is quite a transition from my previous fear owl, yet I felt that this approach is a more refined one. I had started to draw my owl creatures like this after I was heavily inspired by drawing more detailed owls during print making class when creating the owl book. But opposed to my previous owl drawings, this one has a more interesting and less-childlike style. I hope to still continue drawing my owls in this way, although I am currently looking for ways to improve my previous owl creatures so that they are not completely different from their original design.

I have also put more thought in the composition by deciding to focus on an aerial, diagnonal view instead of a flat horizon. I feel that this approach is a more dynamic one as it allows the viewer's eye to first be guided to the character and then to travel around the rest of the composition, thus generally being a more engaging work in general.

Drawing


This is another one of my character drawings created during my leisure. However, I have taken a new approach to the execution of this image by using ink instead of water colour and pen. I have used a wider brush to focus more on the contours of the figure itself, whilst the heavy use of water has created a bleeding effect which gives the work a wavering, melancholic mood. Where the ink has mostly been applied on the paper, the water has expanded it, creating what appears to be several different shades of grey. The edges of the line, as a result appear fuzzy and blurred. The fuzzy effect has also made the work appear more startling and expressive as opposed to the simplistic, graphic line drawings I have done previously.

This is quite an interesting effect which I have not usually explored with in my works, however it is quite limiting to the amount of control I can have over the work. Yet this could still be an effective method for my more spontaneous, improvised drawings.

Drawing


Here is a more recently developed version of my new cockeral creature, which I had posted here previously. I have added more darker areas and details to the character, such as the geometric patterns of the feathers, along with darker feathers which are present on the back of the creature. These changes all the more express the vain nature which I am hoping to associate with this character. However, I still have some more alterations in mind. The entire image has been drawn with fineliner.