Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Being stuck in the hospital with my sick daughter may not be such a bad thing after all...at least I have internet connection here, which means I can show you this amazing mural which greets us every time we visit the children's ward. I have been meaning to show it to you for a while as I know you are the sort of people who will appreciate the work that must have gone into it. It was painted by a group of artists whose names are shown in the last photo. The mural covers the whole hallway around the ward and it is quite long. I will try to post more photos as the days go by. Regards, MM.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
HANDY DRAWING TRICK:
Varying your line width can create the illusion of distance.
You can show that something is far away (a small tree in the distance, for example) if you use a very thin nib size. For objects that are closer, use a thicker nib size.
You can see this in the drawing on the left, which has been displayed in steps to make things simple.
Following the tutorial below, try drawing it yourself, using the different pens you have in your collection. Begin with black pen, and then experiment with different colours.
You can also try this technique with different sized paintbrushes, charcoal pencil, pastels, etc. Shades of colour can also be used to create distance (or depth) but I will show you that in another tutorial. Happy drawing!
Draw a simple border.
Draw some objects in the foreground using a fairly
thick line. I began with the sunflower on the left,
then worked my way over to the shell
object on the right. Overlapping objects
also helps to show which are closer
and which are further away.
Now draw something even further away, such as the
steep mountains in this picture. I have chosen a black pen with an
even thinner nib for this one. The lines are fading off into the distance
quite nicely now.
Now for some puffy clouds to complete the landscape.
They are behind the steep mountains, so I will draw them with the thinnest
line yet. If you look closely, you can even see that I have
not completed the lines on the clouds, but used some small
dots instead. These clouds are so far away,
they are becoming invisible!
Step back and admire your drawing
with a happy sigh.
Well done...you've finished!
How did your drawing turn out? Did you draw the same, or something different? Share your drawing in our 'Dangerous Doodle' Flickr group.
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