There are so many great artists out there, do you ever feel ‘I’ll never be as good as that’? Do 100’s of images on all the social media platforms confirm to you that there really is no point in trying? It’s easy to feel that way; intimidated rather than inspired. But all of those artists […]
I love drawing, always have. I love spending hours wrapped up in the gentle art of sketching, coaxing a likeness of your subject out on to paper. I draw to paint too. If you want to create accurate paintings it really helps if you’re coming from a robust foundation where you know that your subject […]
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death and to commemorate the occasion the Royal Collection Trust has created a nationwide exhibition of his drawings in 12 galleries across the UK.
One of the biggest challenges in drawing is to take a three dimensional object and give it depth and form on a flat piece of paper. Observing the areas of light and dark in your subject and understanding the ‘tonal values’ in between can really help you capture realism and depth. ‘Value’ is a term […]
We touched on perspective in the Cowes Library Drawing Group last week. Just touched on it. You can research thousands of articles and review mathematical equations to help you with the depth, width and height of objects in the drawing, or you can ask yourself the following question to get you thinking about it. “I’m […]
I love to see paintings when they are complete, framed and ready to show… but I really love to see how they started, how they progressed, what worked, what didn’t and the decisions that were made as a result. Drawing is my first love, I find painting a much more challenging medium, so it really […]