I’m off to Florence in three hours! I wanted to put these sketches up whilst its still current. They were drawn on location, I got there after most of the protestors had moved on, but they’d left their mark on Topshop on Oxford Street. I would love to add some colour to these drawings when I’m back, which will be at the end of April, so this blog may be a quiet for the next month..
Round up of my last few portrait paintings in recent weeks, trying to tone down the colour palette a bit.
Fudged the nose…dodgy ears…iffy upper lip…one of the results from last nights portrait class! Playing around with the primary colours in gouache labelled CMYK, its a new medium for me and I think I was actually going for a portrait that would be garishly bright to the eyes just to see where I could go with these colours…at least that’s my excuse.
I love life drawing, it can be really therapeutic and intense, trying to capture this life form in front of you. These are some I worked on last month, I don’t think any of them were more than 20 minutes long. Working at speed, forcing me to not deliberate on creating a pretty picture always helps.
Spent the weekend working on this one, for Eat Me magazine. The article talks about councils proposing a new ‘fat tax’ on takeaways to deter unhealthy eating (although its more likely to disguise a new revenue of cash as the government faces more budget cuts).
Someone got a little hungry on the tube today…and that someone was sincerely not me! But rather a little lady who was sat opposite, breaking down her packet of instant noodles before chomping away on the final pieces.