|This is a demonstration of how I lay in a quick beach scene background. It has basic perspective, water elements, clouds & sky, and color mixing on the fly. You may download and watch at your leisure here for $2.|
|This is a demonstration of how I lay in a quick beach scene background. It has basic perspective, water elements, clouds & sky, and color mixing on the fly.|
I have many props in my studio, as well as many ideas on manipulating paint. Â The other day I noticed a bra and a rum bottle sitting next to a coffee cup on a table. Â That was the inspiration for the still life, but I’ve been conceptualizing this back ground for weeks. Â I really like how this one turned out, but I think I can still tweak it a bit in the next piece. Â I’ll talk more about the process in painting class. Â I also think on the next one I will put a bird on it.
Tonight in Painting Class I finished up the fire hydrant example I have been working on. We talked about pushing the colors, using quality materials, atmospheric perspective and the whole lot. Immediately after I turned the cameras off, I decided to ink it. I'm really glad I did.
A couple of years ago I committed myself to the first 200 drawing challenges from the Everyday Matters group on yahoo. I made it to 152 before I let myself get distracted. The purpose of the group is to point out that it's the every day matters that make every day matter. The mundane is what makes life special. Today, I decided to pick it back up and look for other sources online as well so that I will be challenged to draw every day. It is how I want to start and end every day.
There are about thirty that I haven't posted, but you can find the bulk of the previous drawings here: http://www.artisticbiker.com/the-gallery/every-day-matters/
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