sorry for the long silence. I worked too hard and than crashed even harder. A valuable lesson that you can reach your dreams but you have pace yourself! Because I didn't post anything I hardly dared to show up on DevArt. Just feeling guilty. I had so much support and kind words from everyone here last year, thank you for that!
Time for art. It's almost the end of Figuary. I am working on gesture (mosty Line in action, shape en silhouet now) every day. I find it very hard, but will practice until I get a better grasp on the matter. On the other hand busy with portrait drawing in charcoal. It is nice too get my hands dirty again, literally . Also still working in ink when I have to wait somewhere. The waiting time feels shorter and well spend.
I hope everyone is OK and is having fun with art. Isn't that why we are here? Have a great day!
P.S. Finn is growing up to be a fine young dog. He is the sweetest guy
Meet puppy Finn
Dear everyone, sorry for the late replies and inactivity. Last week Finn joined our household and has taken up all our time. He is a Border collie and today 9 weeks old. Cute as he can be, and training/ socialising takes up a lot of time! He sleeps from half past ten to about five/ six in the morning. That is already great for a puppy, but I could use some more sleep Our Leonberger Kayuh is happy to have a new friend again. She plays with Finn, but very careful. So sweet to see! Have a great weekend Margriet
Who's at work?
I am working on a detailed piece right now and I decided to divide the workload for a bit. Japie (my friendly neighbourhood skeleton) tried his hand on it. Don't know what it will bring, but learning to delegate is important ;-). On a more serious note; I have been a bit absent on DevArt, sorry for that. I had some health issues and eyeproblems. Everything is heading in the right direction and I am very happy about that. A good sight turns out te be essential for drawing. I am going to be a lot more grateful for my eyesight this year! Dear friends and watchers, I hope you are all allright. Take care and have a nice day Margriet
Autumn Art- Bones and ink
Gratitude: The more I dive into anatomy, the more help I receive. So nice! Last months I felt so privileged to borrow a horse skull and a huge part of a (young) zebra skeleton. You can imagine the look on the faces of my neighbours when all the bones came by ;-). I received so many anatomy books from human and animal doctors and physiotherapists, ostheopaths and many others! I hope to put the knowledge to use in all my drawings in the future. Besides that I started on ink and ink excersises. Quite a hard medium to master and very unforgiving. I am trying my hand at different brushes, techniques and subjects but it doesn't come easy. I do
This summer I have been working a lot outside. We have such lovely weather here. The Bungo Stray Dog project (pencils on marker) is taking a very long time, but I enjoy working on it. After years of Clip Paint Studio I got a subscribtion for Photoshop now. I feel like a kid in the candystore, but don't know how reach everything on the shelves yet . I know exactly what I want, but still have to find out which tools to use. To practice Photoshop and colortheory I started a new portrait with neon/ other lighting (from a fun scene in Lucifer). To be honest... The portrait (and I) went through some rough phases so far: This is awesome- this i