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    Default TIU's Fine Art thread

    If you have a creative urge, post the results up here. Doodles, quick sketches, finished drawings and paintings, anything.

    This drawing, done initially in light blue watercolour pencil, was made from life during one three-hour session. I was fairly happy with the drawing so I decided to develop the work by adding the room later. This was achieved from direct observation and from a few photos taken much after the initial session.




    This finished piece is framed now, so there's some light reflection. I'm going to enter it and another piece into an open exhibition in Stafford. I'll let you know if it or they are accepted for entry.
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    Jeez Gary, that parquet floor must have taken an eternity. As ever a super piece of work. Sorry to say i will be a thread follower not a submitting artist. Im crap end of story.
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    you ever considered architectural illustration mate, the detail and straightlines are godlike, thats a rare talent.

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    Cheers. I had to construct the floor with a vanishing point etc as my photos weren't clear enough. If I ever get a decent camera I reckon I'll never finish a piece, they'll be so much more detail.

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    Oh, spot the Harry Potter books? I didn't draw the books the model had her feet on in great detail so I knicked my daughter's HP books and reconstructed the angles.

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    excellent work there m8...that floor is stunning!!!
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    Ta J, I'm sure Briony the model won't be too impressed though. She won't mind a bit of promotion I'm sure. Briony is a full-time life model who has her own website - www.lifemodellife.co.uk - and I met her a few years ago when, IIRC, she had been abroad, had sat for a life drawing class and loved it so much she decided to make it a full-time job. My hat goes off to her as it's a tough job, much harder to do than you'd imagine and generally poorly paid.

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    Good news, the Briony piece got accepted! It will be on show at Shire Hall in the centre of Stafford from 7 May to 18 June.

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    Nice one
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    Here's a charcoal drawing I did last friday of the same model. This time I decided to not include her tattoo on her left arm. The fun thing about charcoal is you can constantly erase it and move it around. If I had had longer I would have developed this much further.


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    I prefer that one Gary,purely cos i dont go much on tatoos tbh. Out of interest, do you do the blending in/ shadeing (laymans terms i guess) with your fingertips ?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    Good news, the Briony piece got accepted! It will be on show at Shire Hall in the centre of Stafford from 7 May to 18 June.
    Nice one Gary, hope it goes well, who knows you may get a commission

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1 View Post
    I prefer that one Gary,purely cos i dont go much on tatoos tbh. Out of interest, do you do the blending in/ shadeing (laymans terms i guess) with your fingertips ?.
    Yes Keith, it's very messy and you must remember not to scratch your face if you get an itch. Charcoal (and pastels) suck all the moisture out of your fingers too.

    The technique is very simple. All the white highlights there are simply the white paper showing through. So you start by rubbing charcoal all over the paper and then you rub it all over with a soft cloth or some soft tissue (I know one dutch artist who uses a pigeon's wing as it's ideal for blending). Then sketch out your drawing, working more charcoal into the dark tonal areas and use a putty rubber to rub out the highlights. The background you created first is the mid tone.
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    You've just received a 'thats brilliant' from the domestic obergruppenfuhrer. Shes an arty farty anaw.
    Thanks for explaining the technique Gary.
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    LOL, see my user title now.

    One tutor I work with makes his own charcoal. Mind you he's a tight git.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Nice one Gary, hope it goes well, who knows you may get a commission
    Thanks Paul. Believe it or not, I have sketched out that Forth Bridge at night painting onto canvas. I said I was a slow worker!

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    I'm impressed Gary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    LOL, see my user title now.

    Hee hee, nice one Rolf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1 View Post
    Hee hee, nice one Rolf.
    you seen his avatar? wonder when he changed it?

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    Lol, the man is quick i'll give him that.
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