Category Archives: Watercolour
phew..Pen and Ink!
Pen and Ink
Well had a go, small brush and ink pen, plus natural sponge for tree effect.
Need to practice more. I see the possibilities of this format. Though old habits die hard.
Big week this week for completion of 1;200 section, plus normal work…
‘To Nail or not to Nail, that is the question’
Slingshots and Arrows
If the Bard had been on our course i am sure he would of reached this conclusion. Having tried to complete stuff for pin ups i often compromised on annotation, levels, planting, materials, etc,etc. So ended up having to explain myself on the back foot, which is fine (you pay’s your money…..and all that), but non the less annoying.
So this week i have concentrated on nailing the 1:200 ‘freeze’ plan. In particular levels, planting and materials. Really tried to get the ‘zing’ back. So slingshots and arrows, yes, but at least i feel that i have been thorough (to my ‘student’ standards at least).
Drawn on the ‘board’, scanned and merged. Photoshop rendering. A lot quicker this time as learnt techniques used and hopefully improved. Tried to make it a bit lighter in feel, but still atmospheric.
A lot of updates, but in particular the cafe to the right of the waterfall, set back into the hill, more space to accommodate seating. Thought a lot about the hills of grass to sit on, there aspect to the views in particular.
Had an attempt at Paul’s technique on tree’s, After working on levels and re-designing the planted area. Still trying to bring some ‘sparkle’ back into the design that has definatly got lost somewere along the way.
Tree’s blobs and lollypop’s
Well like just about everybody spent a lot of time trying to create tree impressions for the plan as well as the perspectives.
As usual stumbled on this idea and developed it I think the result is quite effective and can be played around with further
1) Pro marker on Trace, shade to create depth, (the ink stays wet so mixing is possible). Let it dry. The ink one side with .3-.5 pen.
Well spent ages with pencils, pro markers and to be honest still have not got it, but a start, pro markers on trace
Hey Marvin..’Whats Going On’?
A bit peeved i missed the smashing fun at Tory HQ, and thank God i started the course when i did, as £6-9K per year would’ve been out of the question, so this policy is not Elitist then, my arse!
Back to the gentler world of Floristry, and friend who is at Hadlow asked me to give her some drawing/colouring in (rendering) lessons, at least she learnt how NOT to do it. The usual 1n(or so) glasses of wine for inspiration, m’lord.
Gauche, and some ink when dry. Usual style done in a matter of minutes, more on her expensive dinning table than on paper, but have to say a lot of fun. And i am keeping the day Job.
Vase and who knows what.
Found a park similar to Calverley, I used to live near it and the topography is very similar, so plenty of winter injuries tobogganing down the steep slope. The picture is overlaid in the same scale (no cheating, honest), with some photoshop reduction in opacity to let Calverley bleed through.