Category Archive: colour pencil

2 Nov: Notes to myself – I’m bored, not up to much

I’ve been working my socks off over the past month after seeing an online competition with the theme ‘Boredom’. I came up with a few ideas along the lines of kettles boiling and paint… Continue reading

8/8: Three sketches with different backgrounds

Inspiration I’m still exploring colour pencil using the motif of a single willow tree branch. I took photos of the willow in the back garden at my parents house which I visit often.… Continue reading

30/7: Colour marks on colour paper/’Drawings’ page updated with Life drawings

Colour pencil sketches on Daler Rowney colour card 160 g/m2 (the weight of the card in grams per square meter) I’m using willow leaves and sweet chestnut bark as motifs – both creating… Continue reading

2/6: WHITE PINE – COMPLETED TRIPTYCH avec close – ups

I’ve worked hard on this drawing and i’m extremely pleased with how it’s finally  turned out – I’ll be entering this piece into a competition. I found out that my ‘Invented Memories’ piece… Continue reading

31/5: ‘White Pine’ second panel – Slideshow of development so far

-For Slideshow see end of post – Today went really well. The blue-green colours are a good contrast to the middle panel. The trunk in the left panel will have warm red-brown colours… Continue reading

29/5: White Pine middle panel complete

At the weekend I went out to the tree to do some studies of the bark. (again, excuse my appalling handwriting) The photographs and prints did not do the intricate colours justice, making the overall… Continue reading

24/5: The White Pine

My new drawing is based on the same Pine tree from 3 different views. I’m being cautious with the amount of detail I draw on this. Here’s the montage I’m studying. It’s called a White… Continue reading

22/5:Just finished new drawing. Posting images early this evening, UK time

10/5:new drawings – Same place same time next week

I wasn’t sure at first, but leaving the gaps out between images is growing on me. It’s a good study. I could create more detailed and refined drawings/paintings/prints during the summer but at… Continue reading

1/5 – ‘Escape from everything and everyone’ – 3 drawings

Today I created three separate drawings and arranged them on one sheet of paper. I think that this works well as a format. I  think all three drawings work well together. When I look… Continue reading