Live animal – using line and tone

sketch 8_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 8_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)
sketch 7_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 7_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)






sketch 6_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 6_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)
sketch 5_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 5_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)






sketch 4_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 4_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)
sketch 3_1.11.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 3_1.11.15_(42×29.7cm)






sketch 2_31.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketch 2_31.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketch 1_31.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 1_31.10.15_(42×29.7cm)









Bird sketches continued

sketches 1_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 1_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 3_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 3_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)








sketches 4_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 4_23.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 2_23.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketches 2_23.10.15_(42×29.7cm)








sketches 7_25.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 7_25.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 11_26.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 11_26.10.15_(29.7x42cm)








sketches 12_26.10.15(42x29.7cm)cm)
sketches 12_26.10.15(42×29.7cm)cm)
sketches 13_26.10.15_(29.7x42cm)
sketches 13_26.10.15_(29.7x42cm)






sketch 9_26.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
sketch 9_26.10.15_(42×29.7cm)



drawing _26.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
drawing _26.10.15_(42×29.7cm)








Animal line study

Sketch 1_17.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Sketch 1_17.10.15_(42×29.7cm)
Sketch 2_17.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Sketch 2_17.10.15_(42×29.7cm)

Oops, not a line study, but it is what Life wants. And by the way, when you are talking to Life, there is no code, no key, whatever, you look at what is near you, as I wrote before, that will be Life talking to you. As in any conversation, you agree the rules. You can decide that a person saying yes, means Life says yes, and a person saying no is Life saying no, or you can ask Life if the opposite can be true, a person saying no is Life saying yes etc. You learn as you go along. You can change as needs be, you can agree with Life that an ant going left to right means yes, or an ant travelling from right to left means yes. Just my opinion of course.




This will be an image in a single colour, combining natural and man-made objects and contrasting materials.

A few sketches for practice and to get a feel of the image which is full of little bits.






A study in greens. The pineapple was turning more brown as the days went by, but I hope it still counts as a study in greens.





Experiment with mixed media

Mixed media 1_10.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Mixed media 1_10.10.15_(42×29.7cm)
Mixed media 3_10.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Mixed media 3_10.10.15_(42×29.7cm)
Mixed media 2_10.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Mixed media 2_10.10.15_(42×29.7cm)



The instructions tell us to use traditional art tools with non-art media and experiment with different supports as well. I have started with a collage of coloured papers and a dipping pen.

Mixed media 4_11.10.15_(42x29.7cm)
Mixed media 4_11.10.15_(42×29.7cm)

Further additions: marker pens, biros, black mascara and brush, Oilbar and wooden picnic knife, watercolour wash.