Friday, 26 February 2010

Contrast in Scenery (by Alex)

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Strathmore Bristol Vellum 300 Series 9"x12", 100lb (260g/m²)

I haven't done any water color painting for over a year, and I haven't painted trees for 7-8 years now. Thanks to my wife's housemate who prompted me to do so, I suddenly thought it was a good idea to fiddle around with the cheap Reeve's watercolor set I bought not too long ago, but however on the wrong kind of paper. It's entirely experimental but in a good way. I enjoyed doing it.
I wanted to create a plain background, and a tree in the foreground which contrasts it, so I changed the light source to see if that works, but it didn't. It looks more like you've taken a picture of a scenery with a powerful flash from the right instead.
Anyway, thanks for all your comments in my previous post. I really appreciate the thoughts, and that I am missed when I am inactive. Dan is right... the hearts grow fonder when you're far away or away for a while. ^^
Oh yeah, I've given this drawing to my wife's housemate, Mallory. Thanks for the idea!

Monday, 22 February 2010

AVATAR (by Alex)

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(in progress...)

It's been a while since I last posted, I apologize profusely. I had been trying to cope with my weekly schedule, which turns out to be non-routine, so it was hard to be to get myself to sit and draw around the same time everyday like I usually do. There's just so much going on with my new life right now that's why.
Now that I've realized I don't have a routine anymore, I figured that I'd just sketch and draw whenever I am able to no matter where I am. I drew this one today, 2 hours in the library, and another on the couch in my wife's apartment on campus lounging around with her and her housemates. Definitely feels like drawing in public too, and I am slowly getting used to the idea.
I am sorry I hadn't been able to visit all your sites looking at your drawings, I'll catch up I promise.
Thank you all again for dropping by and leaving comments. I really appreciate it a lot, and I'll try to draw more too. ^^