Month: April 2014

Lets give it a bit of colour!

After I’d been out and done a few more sketches I decided that because this was the opposite of the mundane , dark views I’d previously been drawing I should add some colour. The key figures I remembered drawing and the colours they had been wearing I selected to roughly fill in with watercolours. I purposely didn’t give all the figures colour to allow some to stand out more than others. Here are the results:

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People watching.

My recent project has involved taking people out of an image and purely drawing the landscape in front of me. I’ve done this to try and introduce a sense of loneliness into the drawings as my starting point was homelessness.  Today I decided to try the opposite and draw the people who pass me on when i’m sat on the bench but also without a landscape. It turned into chaos, but organised chaos in my eyes as when you look close enough its not too difficult to distinguish each individual on the paper.  Here are the results:

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Raising money for the Princes Trust

I recently joined a project which is raising money for the Princes Trust charity by selling artwork for the charity in their show homes.  They’re creating a double framed product incorporating a photograph of a North East landmark and an artists sketch of the landmark. So I offered to provide a piece of art for them to use in the project and I chose the Tyne Bridge.

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The artwork will be displayed at all 20 of the Barratt developments across the North East, with my name and contact details, there will also be a sales leaflet produced for distribution and they are hoping to hold a national event to showcase the art.
All proceeds from the sales will go to the Princes Trust.