Monday, February 16, 2009

Taking your art out there

I am a firm believer in Art for the people, rather than for some clique.

So I regularly take my pencils, paper and easel out to markets and shows and do demonstrations at art exhibitions. I do quick (ten minute) sketches, mostly caricatures for fun with occasional attempts at "fine art".

I will let you guess what I tried to do for this lovely lady.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

How to Paint a Face

I use PhotoShop quite a lot in my efforts to create traditional art, mainly by putting photographs up on my monitor and zooming in and out when I draw on paper or canvas. Generally speaking however, I find Copmputer art either "too easy" if you do simple things and "too difficult" if your needs are more demanding.

At the same time, computer programs can provide a great way to "doodle" and explore ideas.

Here is how I drew the "Tango Lady" shown above using ArtPad:

Have fun!