Saturday, 16 March 2013

Homework done

Strathmore week 3's attempt - not as abstract as I would like so may yet have to have another go. Enlightening journey in that I took a photo and then wondered what the bird was and had to try and identify it. It turns out that we have Eurasian coots in our local bird population. Having cropped this photo already, I now have to work out why it didn't remain cropped but in the interests of time I will leave this one as it is. Art homework box ticked!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Week 2's efforts

Having finally found my charcoal sticks I managed to finish the week's assignment. I did attempt another sketch and learnt along the way one of the tips in the online course - if attempting semi-abstracts make sure the items are well recognizable.
I was disappointed a wax crayon resist didn't work under the background acrylic wash - I thought I'd made it thin enough but obviously it wasn't.

Monday, 4 March 2013

2013 Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers

2013 Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers
And this is the link I promised

Strathmore art class is awesome!

Found a site with free art classes - something I had been hanging out for. I'll post the link - I found it really helpful in getting images down with some movement in them.