1/9/12: Thanks from Birthday boy (officially tomorrow)

Thanks Amedar and anyone who has left comments on my Blog over the past couple of months. You have all inspired me to keep posting my art on the net. It can be… Continue reading

29/8: Vanilla Willow. Picture for my mum

Managed to make a picture for my mum’s house. I made it on Vanilla colour paper to fit in with the living room colour scheme. I’m going to cut a mount for it… Continue reading

18/08: Official Website for Leon Ridyard

I’m very busy at the moment. Sifting through past artwork, making some new work, sorting out prices of individual pieces, settling into my new studio. I’ll be putting all this plus photos of my… Continue reading

14/8: Suspense – Evaluating and giving my work a context

Completed drawing  – ‘Suspense’ – 10 hours drawing time It’s been 4 weeks since I started to create work on colour paper. It’s a very different experience from having white in the background.… Continue reading

13/8: Suspense – complete. Find out what happened later

12/8: Drawing ‘In suspense’ – what happens next?

‘In suspense’ – drawing on A2 plum coloured paper   In my last post, I wasn’t sure about the plumb background. Invaluable feedback that I received from other people informed me that it was actually… 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

2/8: Weeping one and weeping two – new vertical sketches

Weeping Willow drawings – Faber Castel/Caran d’ache pencils. Today’s sketches are pretty straight forward and I think pretty effective I’ve just used just two different colour paper backgrounds There are several other variations… Continue reading

2/8: Adding more drawings to my Blog later today. Willow branches on deep blue

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