Tuesday 31 January 2012

Tuesday 24 January 2012

24th Jan '12

Thought I'd try working smaller to try and improve the speed at which I work. This is a 2.5"x3.5" sketch.

Monday 23 January 2012

23rd Jan '12

I received some lovely new watercolour paper, drawing ink and (finally) a new nib holder. So I thought I'd draw something small and quick to test them... but when is anything I do quick?
In celebration of Chinese New Year I tried to draw a dragon.

Friday 6 January 2012

6th January '12

This piece is coloured pigment ink on A3 Bristol board. I'm tentative about starting colouring on it as I like the lineart a lot.

Monday 2 January 2012

2nd January '12

First post of the new year! Finally getting back to drawing again after the busy-ness of the Christmas season.
I don't do New Year's resolutions, but each year I aim to get at least one piece finished per month. Last year I managed to complete 16 full colour illustrations, which is a definite improvement on my productivity of the past couple of years. It helped that 10 of those were A5 sized images, whereas I usually work at A3 size... maybe it's a hint that I should try and do some smaller works as well so that I finish them.

It does mean that I have half a dozen larger sketch pieces waiting to be finished, some of which I can hopefully work on this week.
I also spent about 3 hours today trying to get a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, Windows 7 and any piece of graphics software to talk to each other nicely to do a tiny weeny bit of editing done. On the upside where I am now is a lot more comfortable to work, but it is frustrating knowing there are two much better graphics tablets sitting unused in my other room many miles away.

The piece above is an A4 picture that I decided to try and finish, so maybe if I'm very lucky I can get it completed by the end of the week.