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Archive for October, 2017

Playing with the creation and build up of line through cross hatching as a drawing tool in abstracts. I really enjoyed doing these ones as they just grew from making random cross hatching marks on the paper in my sketchbook. The first two are in pencil and the third in felt pens:

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Another set of abstract experiments, all working from the same colour palette. The first one includes the use of black and white and was painted on canvas, the second just the base blue/green tones painted on canvas board and the third uses the base tones on a flat purple tone (paper) background I did ages ago that was left over from another set of experiments, you can just see the original background colour at the edges of that one. All three were painted in acrylic. At least one of these will be available to buy soon:

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I’m not sure I like how this one turned out but I cannot deny how much it looks like a dragon’s eye to me…

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The product of a few doodle session while out having coffee using my grided notebook. I called it the Lovecraft Flower after being told it made someone think of Lovecraft… it works.4qzwumd

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Sometimes you just don’t jive with experiments as they happen. This set of analagous colour experiments is an example of that but they are what they are and taught me about the things that don’t work for me and my art, thus they were a valuable learning experience and deserve sharing all the same. All three are acrylic on paper.

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Sometimes you want to doodle in reverse, light on dark rather than dark on light. This is a small silver ink mandala doodle created on black paper to be framed for sale at a later date:

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Time away from the kidlets with my art kit meant that I had time to take a walk, do some doodles and a speed sketch on a solo visit to a park in Maidstone… I only allow myself a couple of minutes for the speed sketches to help me to let go of perfectionism and just get a very quick basic drawing down.

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