As I noted in the original posting of this drawing "it is not quite right!" I can see that it isn't and posted it anyway to highlight that things go wrong. The secret is to be able to see the mistakes and then either fix them - or as in the case of this drawing... Continue Reading →
Illustration…Current and Past
In elaborating on the previous comments about developing arts practice and learning from mistakes and past work...there are these 2 works. Today I have just completed this Tawny Frogmouth Pen and Ink with Watercolour Illustration - or drawing - the second is probably one of the least successful illustrations/drawings from 21 years ago - a... Continue Reading →
Making mistakes in artworks…art diaries, journals, sketchbooks…
It can be important in developing your arts practice that mistakes are normal and can in fact be quite positive!! In trying to represent the idea we have in our mind and then representing that idea in our chosen media, we can have feelings that range from frustrating to ecstatic (when it actually works!). Many,... Continue Reading →
HSC Major Works from long ago…Drawings…Illustration
A blast from the past - whilst cleaning up today I came across all my old HSC Drawing Major Works from *cough* years ago...(1981). They are a mixture of watercolour pencils, coloured pencil and (rotring) pen and ink. I must say looking back some were more successful than others...