Saturday, January 31, 2009

Alexis, though session.

Last week session went too smoothly. Mainly because I had great expectations, but also the model we had was very skinny. Which is of course nice for a change, but very challenging. I usually prefer chubby and curvy models, much easier to draw. So I end up doing worthless pieces, spoiling papers. Expensive Arches paper... darn... So i decided to tackle on a new way of drawing and painting. Forgetting everything I knew about drawing and painting. Like if I was painting the very first time. I went in directly with the brushes without a preliminary drawing. So here is two pieces I`m able to look at and enjoy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Xu Hui

Something strange happened today. While I was drawing and painting, I was like in a constant emergency mode, no time to think, no time to evaluate, just putting down the facts in front of me. The model, Xu Hui, has been very dynamic. Was I using her as a model, or was she using me as her painter? Did I saw what I wanted or did she show me the way. However, I have no doubt this was one of my best session ever, most of the painting were done in 5 minutes, the last one is a 15 minutes. I use Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red light and Burnt Sienna.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Dr. Sketchy Singapore

That`s it we`re all ready for the first session of Dr. Sketchy Singapore. I`ve been willing to do this for quite some time. As you can read in the poster, it`s going to happen on the
Saturday February 28th at 1:00PM. If you`re lucky enough to be in the area, do not miss this opportunity. You can either join us on Facebook, or follow our blog. If you dont know what a Dr. Sketchy Anti Art School is, I suggest you you to visit the official main page.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Opening 2009 with Lee Jia Ling

These 2 sketches, are the result of my 1st life drawing session of 2009. Both 5 minutes pose.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Natasha with Ink

I was browsing a previous sketchbook of mine and I found this sketch. Made in Annecy, about a year ago. I remembered how I liked this paper, and this is what I want to talk about. It's from Bee Paper Company in Oregon. AQUABEE SUPER DELUXE 808 11x14. I highly recommend it for light wash & nib drawing. The paper has a very pleasant velvet surface and prevent the water from soaking it. The water stays at the surface and you're free to drag the pigments with your brush. The floating pigments blend delicately. I couldnt find a place in singapore where I can get those pad. I guess I'll have to order them online.
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