Woohoo I’m back! Finally! Had some super annoying server issues which took ages to sort out but fingers crossed it’s smooth sailing from here and I can actually get back to regular…
Happy New Year!
It's 2017 which means all the clichés about fresh starts and positive changes come out from their Jan/Feb 2016 hibernation.
Okay I can be more upbeat about the new year than that...I just don't think all the 'resolution' labelling helps. At least not me anyway.
So I won't be doing dry January but I am going to cut out alcohol this month - for myself rather than to jump on the back of a trend but that's enough about me...
So if you've been reading my blog, you will know that I've been thinking about moving away from my usual celebrity drawings and focussing on art that is closer to home. This is for a number of reasons - mainly the fact that I like the idea of composing a drawing from start to finish, including setting the scene and taking the photographs. I'm also one of those people who likes to change things up every once in a while, so it makes sense that this is reflected in my artwork.
Okay so I'm properly back this time after a fairly lengthy break and before anyone says anything, I do realise that I vowed to blog every Tuesday... I've been rethinking aspects of the artwork and website though - that's my excuse anyway. In all seriousness, I haven't wanted to churn out posts without putting much thought into them so hopefully this one is worth the wait!
A few of you have asked about specific pencil techniques so this week's post is all about hatching and cross-hatching. I'm going to show you how I've taken aspects of the various hatching techniques and applied them to my latest drawing.
The coloured pencil, sadly, does not get nearly as much recognition or appreciation as it deserves. Whilst there are hundreds of websites, blogs and galleries dedicated to the popular mediums of oil paints, watercolours and acrylics, the coloured pencil often remains a forgotten tool in the artist's repertoire. So with the ever-growing demand for digital artwork and the popularity of the more traditional paints, is there really any room for coloured pencil art?