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I signed up for the DCU bang, so I'm exploring some new characters (but since one of them was played by Jensen, I feel I'm not straying that far!)
I'm also doubling up on [community profile] drawesome's week 7 challenge, which was to do something related to the 5th interest in my profile - athletics.
Teaser:
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I can't remember how I came across this now but I've sent off for my sketchbook. It sounds like such a wonderful project, and I'd LOVE to go to Brooklyn just to browse through their hundreds and thousands of sketchbooks.

I thought I'd post it here in case any of my Flisties fancied having a go - you can put anything and everything in your book, you don't have to be an 'artist' to contribute.

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It's been a while... and I've missed a few weeks of classes due to holidays.

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Since I need to produce something for Tom Ellis to sign before I leave for Italy, I thought I might take a couple of reference photos with me to work from in tonight's sketchbooking class. I kind of like the watercolour techniques we were trying but sadly, the end results don't resemble Tom very much at all. In fact the second one looks more like that Tyler thingy from Teenwolf. Which is weird since I've never watched the show and have only see pics of him at conventions and on Tumblr.

Never mind, it's all good practice!
First one (done on sketchbook paper which is really rubbish at taking watercolour, soaks it up like blotting paper).
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Second one (done on this weird plastic-like paper I bought to try out, and it's quite fun to use).
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I'm wondering whether I can now go over this subtle watercolour with something else and make it more like Tom.
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NB this post contains nudes of both sexes.

Bhangra bear is coming along, his waistcoat is taking a while but is starting to look how I envisaged it so yay! The combination of paint and acrylic markers is working well, though the markers lose their nib integrity pretty quickly so I'm having to trim them back with scissors.

After the bears there is nudity! )

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The sketchbooking class has been interesting - I can't say I'm enjoying everything we're doing but it is certainly great for pushing me outside my comfort zone! The last few of weeks he's been getting us to look at uses of colour to imply distance, suggest relationships between objects and create interest. The three pictures below are the results of my efforts.
First was an attempt to show distance through shades of colour. I'm not sure that what I did followed his instructions, because he was talking about using bluer shades for the more distant objects, and I didn't do that. The painting is pretty naff, but I did enjoy messing about with these colours.Lots of images (incl some NSFW) under the cut )

Art dump

Feb. 8th, 2017 09:12 pm
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The Creative Sketchbooking course has been more about drawing stuff this term so far - much more my comfort zone than playing with flour and chalk.
I posted the right hand page before but the umbrella pic is new.Read more... )
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My sketchbooking course started again this week, and we're going to be drawing at least half of the time this term - yay!
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Sketchbooking class was fun last night though I'm not sure I ended up with the kind of page I was supposed to - well it didn't look much like anyone else's, any way. But I enjoyed myself.
The idea was to explore how a page could provide future inspiration and also to look at fitting a number of different unconnected images onto the page. Steve brought this box of miscellaneous oddments again, and some pcitures from magazines, and I ended up with the wee vase, a fox and a lacrosse match. When I'd finished with those three, I got another couple of pics to fill the spaces, and then we ran out of time.Read more... )
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I actually got off my fat backside and did something today. I'd signed up for this free event a while ago and was poised on the brink of chickening out, but forced myself to go - and of course I really enjoyed it. It was a walk round Holywells Park and Landseer Park (which I'd never realised were so close together before), and they provided a sketch book and pencils to use. The idea was we would stop every now and then and draw something, but I think I spent more time talking than drawing! The woman I talked to most mustn't have been too put off though, as she suggested we meet up to do some sketching again sometime soon. Which is a nice idea - I need to get out more and to use actual art materials instead of sitting on the sofa using PS6 all the time.

So anyway, here's the results of the stroll'n'sketch:

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It's borgmama1of5's 60th birhtday today. Happy Birthday to one of the loveliest folk on my flist!
So, um, here's the thing. She has a special request over on her journal which I totally misread and so here's your birthday gift - pretty much the opposite of what you asked for! LOL Sorry my dear - I'm blaming my own advanced age.

2016 borgmama-1
Can we pretend this was Season 3? LOL
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For wedraweveryday
I was trawling the pretty on tumblr and came across a cropped shot of Jensen's lovely face - so I thought I'd stop looking and do something for a change. Out with the biro and sketch pad - yo bitches!
Teaser
lip crop

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Blame big_heart_june for this one, because that's where I saw the gif. Done for wedraweveryday
NSFW chair sexNSFW ok?! )
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Done for wedraweveryday - it didn't quite turn out like I expected/wanted but never mind. It's still fun and that photo is going to make me smile every time I see it, so...sketch under the cut )
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This is a kind of fill for this prompt by a_starfish on hoodie_time's Dean H/C meme - boy there are some delicious prompts over there! I say kind of because it's a bit of a mash-up of prompts (Demon!Dean injured and trapped in the bunker, and Dean impaled through the leg/arm)
Teaser
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large images under the cut )
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Another little catch up post!
Day 48 was an easy one - coming home is always happy-making and the sight of our little house is always very welcome!large images under the cut )
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Alastair is going to get Dean so very, very dirty, because Dean is so very, very pretty... And it's all for you, tifaching my friend! Many Happies, hope you have a fantabulous birthday!
Teaser

large NSFW images under the cut )

WIP

Feb. 22nd, 2014 01:48 pm
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Just thought I'd post the first stage of a possible pic. Jared as the Knave of Hearts.
And more importantly, does anyone know what has happened to oddishly? Her journal has been deleted, it's a bit worrying...
Updated to say - panic over, oddishly is back.
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There's a fabulous exhibition in the Art Gallery across the road from me at the moment - childrens' book illustrations. I think I'm going to have to visit as many times as possible while it's one - there are some totally gorgeous drawings, paintings, even paper cuts to ogle, and boy, I wish I could draw like that...
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I was dying to draw Jensen from that gorgeous new promo pic, so I started over the weekend on a digital version, but hated it. So I went back to basics and today I tried to do him in pencil (because you can't beat that softness you get from real graphite...)

I knew this wasn't quite right, though it was getting there after I made his nose shorter - I do have a tendency to make faces too long.  So I've opened it in GIMP and tried an overlay, so now I can see exactly where it's off - and how much I had actually got right! Which is really encouraging!  I am a very happy bunny right now.
 photo P1230580_zps98d0389c.jpg  photo Jensen_spn09_promo_004checkagainstsketch_zps5658fb9d.jpg
So I need to taper his face more towards the chin, and widen his mouth a little.  Looks like I refined his nose a little too much too thought the length is pretty spot on! Hurrah!
Oh Jensen, why so pretty?

amberdreams: (Kopokelli)

I was dying to draw Jensen from that gorgeous new promo pic, so I started over the weekend on a digital version, but hated it. So I went back to basics and today I tried to do him in pencil (because you can't beat that softness you get from real graphite...)

I knew this wasn't quite right, though it was getting there after I made his nose shorter - I do have a tendency to make faces too long.  So I've opened it in GIMP and tried an overlay, so now I can see exactly where it's off - and how much I had actually got right! Which is really encouraging!  I am a very happy bunny right now.
 photo P1230580_zps98d0389c.jpg  photo Jensen_spn09_promo_004checkagainstsketch_zps5658fb9d.jpg
So I need to taper his face more towards the chin, and widen his mouth a little.  Looks like I refined his nose a little too much too thought the length is pretty spot on! Hurrah!
Oh Jensen, why so pretty?

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