Thursday, 12 December 2013
Above are two drawings which I had painted entirely in ink. The first is some fan art of a lead singer of a German band I listen to, whilst the second image is one of my more detailed owl characters. I had used finer brushes and less water for the main features of the characters, while thicker brushes and more water was used for areas which did not require as much detail, such as the background. Ink was an ideal medium for blending and indicating tone and depth in comparison to a drier medium like graphite. While both images have the contrast and mood that I had been aiming to achieve, it would also be worthwhile exploring with more detail in the backgrounds with ink for future works.
Above is a drawing which I had done a while ago. I had used a combination of fineliner, water colour and ink. Fineliner was mainly used for the details as well as the general outline, while water colour and ink was used for the colour and tone. While ink was particularly useful for blending and creating depth, water colour was ideal for adding some emphasis on certain areas of the art work, despite using a minimal palette. While this has shades of brown and grey, I had used a light blue to create some contrast as well as variety in the composition.
As for the general subject matter, I had been very much inspired by the Germanic/Bavarian culture and had based the landscape from the iconic Marienplatz, which is located in Munich. This place is particularly popular for tourists who come to celebrate the renowned Oktoberfest celebration. The man within the drawing is in fact wearing the traditional Lederhosen that a number of the Bavarians wear during the Oktoberfest. I had also drawn this picture around the time of the celebration this year.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Above are some sculptures I have created from air dry clay. These are the owl characters that are usually featured within my work, with the feather details that I have recently explored with. There is also a sculpture rabbit character which I have used occasionally in my other works. With each character, I have experimented with a different type of feather pattern in order to create some variation. All the details of these sculptures have been painted with water colour paint, as this medium has offered control with rendering fine details, as well as providing more flexibility in blending and mixing different colours and shades.