My drawing and painting life
It was quiet here on the blog, as I was on holiday. I did get a lot of art done. While on holiday I took only a few art supplies, but they were the best! Paper, pencil and pen is all you need, really. And a small watercolor set, a sketchbook with thick paper. Oh and I should not forget: some postcards and washi tape. 😉
Postcards and washi tape pieces (#28 up to # 36)
I already mentioned washi tape before. I absolutely love it for making quick little ‘sketches’. It worked on holiday two. I did some even when I was in the car (not driving of course!). I had a blast making all kinds of animals (more or less real, or imagined) and some more or less abstract pieces too. I tend to make creatures that look like birds quite a lot. But many are totally imaginary. Here’s on of the birds.
Holiday drawings (#37 – #46)
I used several methods for drawing: making contour drawings of ‘what was before me’ in the morning ( 2 breakfast drawings #37 38), when we agreed on a lazy afternoon (drew my son using contour lines or scribbly lines #39-#43), on the beach (pencil sketches #44), or when we were in a little village having a drink (a quick pencil sketch of women sitting across from us #45). And a sketch from a photo reference (#46) All in all at least 10 drawings, some sketchy, some more to a finished state; some for fun and practice, some to be used as a basis for later work.
(That is, not counting my fairy tales drawings.)
Watercolor and pen piece of Pointe de Raz, Bretagne (#47)
Watercoloring piece in a sketchbook. I made it about a day out on the coast. We went to the Pointe de Raz, a rough edge of the Bretagne coast. A spot of natural beauty, taking a lot of visitors a day. So all was very well tended (paths, car park). Imposibble to do otherwise I am sure. Felt a bit weird though, walking the path with the many, all running around the “Pointe” for a while and then returning to the car, easily evading the line of restaurants and shops.
While there we just made a few photos, I made a sketch after the photo the day after, at the camp site. And then used both as the basis for the painting.
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