Hi there, how are you?
I have been in a funny mood this week, wanting to draw something but not knowing what to draw. Normally when I feel like this the best thing to do is just play.
I made lots of blobs of colour on the page, some yellow and some blue. Then with another colour tried to turn them into humming birds.
They’re very scrappy but they are interesting shapes.
I did the same thing with frogs; this time I put yellow blobs down first and finished with green.
The details were picked out with a fountain pen.
More little birds in black, brown and grey; I used pinterest birds to make the shapes this time.
Stephanie Fizer Coleman has a video about putting texture onto sketched shapes. She makes lots of painted papers and scanned them into the computer to use as texture resources.
It looked interesting so I gave it a go. I used a sketch of a little flying frog (seen in the bottom corner of the image below) and used a painting that had lots of brushstrokes and desaturated it for the texture.
If I were to do a lot of this kind of thing a lot I’d probably have to make my own purpose built textures first.
This kind of thing takes a lot of practice to make anything decent. It was just fun to play around and so something different.
I’m also using “ye olde drawing tablet” from the times when windows 7 was a thing. I was thinking of buying one but wasn’t too sure it’s something I need so I rooted the kids olde one out to see how I get on. The pressure thing doesn’t work any more although it did manage to find itself a driver. All I can say right now is it’s going to be a bit of a learning curve.
Ahh the possibilities.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun