Archive for August, 2009

Resting

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

A basic studio sketch based on a 2 minutes field sketch.
The original sketch “resting” was made on the Medieval Ommen Festival.
The original sketch can be found there too..
A young female enactor that rested for a while.
First drew it with a pencil, then added ink and did some basic shadowwork.
Didn’t do the textures of the straw bales.
I’m quite happy with this basic design, think I will be expanding on this sketchinktrustendhooi

Female dancer drawing

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I worked out a sketch I made on the Medieval festival ( Middeleeuws Ommen ) See this previous post for the sketch..

She is one of the actors that mixed in with the crowd on that festival.

It’s still work in progress, but I’m satisfied with the lines and the basic shadows.
I’m not sure if I’m going to convert it to a painting or if I’m going to work out this painting more.

Maybe going to do both:P

The face is left quite generic on purpose(privacy)

Female dancer drawing

Female dancer drawing

Sketches made on medieval festival

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

All these sketches were made yesterday on “Middeleeuws Ommen”,
Ommen being a place in The Netherlands.
A Dutch Blog with details about this festival can be read here

 

Most sketches were made in about 2 minutes, only one sketch was posed(female dancer).
The rest is free sketched without the subject posing.

Of course several sketches couldn’t be finished because people moved.

Enjoyed the festival very much, especially the Viking section was very well done. Also the medieval actors which mixed in between the public made the atmosphere complete.

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Female viking

Female viking

Resting

Resting

A viking fletcher

A viking fletcher

Magician

Magician

Female dancer

A female dancer

Link to a more complete drawing of Female dancer.  A bourgundy man

Female with bow

Female with bow

 

For a dutch description please visit http://tomahawkh.hyves.nl/blog/26290071/Schetsen_Middeleeuws_Ommen/jYUu/

Changed theme

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I changed the theme to Cleanpress.
Think the transition went smoothly.
If anyone finds something wrong, please let me know:P

Rose in it’s universe part 2

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Did another pink glaze layer yesterday on this painting.
The rose is forming quite beautifully:)

Comments anyone?

 

Another layer on this painting

Another layer on this painting

2 flowers on a branch

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Didn’t post this one before, but worked on this one previously.
Just couldn’t figure out what to do with this painting.

The color of the flowers didn’t feel quite right.
But couldn’t put my finger on where it was going wrong.
Added a Carmine glaze layer to the flowers. Feels much better now.
Will add a few more glaze layers, white for the core of the flowers, Carmine for the flower itself.

 I’m not to happy yet about the background.
Something is missing but don’t know what it is yet;)

2 roses WIP

2 roses WIP

A cow between trees.

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Came across this cow during a walk.
Apperently it was one of the curious one of the herd.

Made a photograph of it, and reworked that to a compostion that I liked.
Have added a  firstlayer for the grass, and blocked in the tree stems.
This pinkish backlayer is an experiment, most of the time I use a darker red. The grass was quite light behind the trees so I choose the pink.

Let’s see where this leads me:)

The cow itself is still only marked out lightly in pencil, didn’t have the time to block it in.

 

WIP painting of a cow

WIP painting of a cow

BTW those leaves are not a part of the painting :D

Things have been slow lately…

Monday, August 17th, 2009

It has been very good weather lately and I didn’t  updated my Blog and site for a while.

Even if things have been quiet here, I have been making new sketches etc..
Actual painting time has been a bit slow, quite a few distraction have popped up now and then:)

Have been on quite a few trips to get inspiration for new paintings.
Lot’s of new photographs and sketches, so I have my work cut out for me, to convert at least some of them into  designs for new paintings:)

The first new design I completed is Cow between trees.

I’m sure more will develop:)