9.15.2012

growing tube

I have another terrible drawing pad - the last one was good, but this one - Jasart - is no good for shading with markers - it causes the ink to smudge from the line drawings when I work with the markers & also breaks down a bit when it becomes saturated. O.k. for just drawing/inkwork. Ah well, I will just have to work around it (I hate leaving a journal 1/2 full, so will persist till I finish it) - at least I know not to buy it again. I have a couple of moleskine journals on the way and am excited about trying them out next. Growing Tube: I have a fascination for playing with perspective, and I had fun with this one, making it look as if the various elements were sprouting from the tube - the shading on the holes in the tube took a bit of work to try and get right - still not 100% happy but I have a pressing need to move onto my next drawing, so have pronounced it "done".

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  1. Ill be interested to hear what you think of the Moleskines. I've just got the watercolour (pink wrap band) & the Sketchbook (lilac wrap band) to try. I was a bit flummoxed when I opened the latter to find yellow pages. Thanks for all the info you're posting - I'm intrigued by your ability with shading & perspecitive - I've no artistic background but love being shown how & tangling is extraordinary.
    Paula (PEP)

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    1. Hi Paula, I will post an update when I get them - hopefully next week! I am planning to use them for full page drawing and am excited to start :) Re: info, you're welcome, it's great to hear that it helps, I'm still constantly learning - that's what I love about it :)

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  2. Helen, you should be 100% happy, it's an exciting imaginative piece. Fun example of....out bursts and 'breaking free'!!

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  3. I adore your drawings, they are so beautiful, delicate.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I think it's amazing!
    Your work is so delicate and precise.

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  5. You are amazing! I'd love to be able to doodle and end up with a work of art like you do. mine just look like......dumb doodles. Thank you for the inspiration and graceful masterpieces. Gramma LuLu

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