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I saw a video on You Tube about Chris Ayers, an artist and designer who after a year-long battle with leukemia was in remission and decided to draw an image a day for a year. That was over seven years ago and he's still drawing. You can learn more about Chris at his website: http://www.chrisayersdesign.com.
So taking inspiration from him, I have decided to create a drawing a day for a year. Will I make it? Will I run out of ideas? Who knows, but I'm going to do the best that I can. So come back every Friday and see how it's going progressing. Here are the first two. Enjoy!
As promised in my last post, I said that when I finished the painting of Bilbo I'd post it. Well here it is. I really had a great time coloring this piece. I used the French Wash technique, but this time I used much darker colors. I really like the way that Bilbo both stands out from the background, yet coming from the background as well.
Lessons learned: Prismacolor colored pencils can be smeared, blurred, or whatever adjective you choose to use when you brush raw turpintine over them. The results were pretty cool in my opinion. Enjoy.
This is a drawing that I have been meaning to do since I saw the first Hobbit film. I really can't say how long it took me to draw since I was drawing it when I had a bit of time here, and a bit of time there. This is only the first step for this piece as I am going to add thin washes of oil paint and some other things to this piece. Don't worry, I'll upload the finished piece and post it when I'm done.
Welcome to March, with a bit of February on the side.
Last night I was down at one of my favorite places to draw, Panera Bread. What?!? Panera Bread are you kidding? No I am not. Not only do they have good food, but they also let me sit and draw as long as I like and drink a cold beverage. Can you say raspberry ice tea? Yum!
Back to our story, already in progress. I had started the drawing of the girl a couple of days before. That is I did a rough pencil sketch then started inking in the outlines with different pens. Almost as soon as I had my drawing pad out, a fellow patron of Panera said how much they liked what I had done. To be honest, that is always nice to hear. Then after eating, I finished the inking then added color using Copic markers then added highlights using white colored pencil and a white marker. Finally, I used an airbrush attachment to my markers and darkened the background. Before I scanned the drawing, I added a bit more color using colored pencils.
The wishing well drawing took a bit longer. I worked on it over the course of a couple of weeks. There was no pencil sketch, I just started with drawing one of the roof supports of the well then let the drawing grow organically from there. A tree here, some flowers there. Here a stone there a stone...well, you get the picture. Pretty soon, the drawing was finished and I once again broke out the markers. It's really cool when you think about it because I basically made my own coloring book then I got to color it all in. Once I had the colr down, I used a white colored pencil to add highlights.
I don't know about the 3.4 readers of my site, but I really like theres two. Many lessons learned and experiments tried.