Totally unrelated drawings
tonight's attempt at watercolour for sketching_daily
Franck and I are in the middle of trimming the olive trees, so I picked a few twigs, put them in a vase and painted. Oh boy, leaves are so long to paint! There's no short cut, you have to outline each of them. The vase, like the blue teapot you might have noticed in a recent photo, was done by a potter friend of mine (who happens to also be a colleague) using the raku technique.
Here's my working table at the end of the painting process. The photo was taken without flash which explains the high contrast and yellow hue.
I actually was seeing the leaves on a darker background so it wasn't always easy to check if what I was painting on the white paper would turn right! But I was not mad enough to attempt a black background with watercolour. Maybe I should have used pastels?
And now for something completely different!
Yesterday's sketch, Franck watching TV in an interesting position :)
As you can see, the clutter isn't restricted to my computer desk in our home! I must say that Franck does everything he can to keep the chaos within acceptable limits. I cook, I do the dishes, he cleans the house :)
But he loves a magazine in front of the couch as much as I love a book, and you can see a part of the result. The piles are even more spectacular in real life as I didn't draw them all the way down to the table hiding underneath.
I posted the next one in sketching daily yesterday as well, though I made in November when I was stuck at home and spending the time watching old American movies.
Sketched from an IMDB photo. I liked his face, the lines, the wide mouth, the interesting eyes, and also his expression. I'm rather happy about both lines and mouth, less with the eyes (aargh! one's higher than the other) and the expression, which is essentially blank in my version.
The text in the bottom is because I was also rereading Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith, where these lines come from (the "what does it take to make a man" poem, which begins with all the physical things and ends with those three lines) while also reading various Bronson's biographies. And let me tell you, he had all of that (and I think, the heart he broke because of love was his). So film watching + books reading + me being terribly hormonal at the time resulted in that sketch!
And lastly, some 2007 postcard art I hadn't posted here. It was done on the occasion of the birth of our niece's twins.
We sent her the card together with two of those baby-wearing scaves. The instructions for baby-wearing were especially complicated, so the painting was an attempt at proposing less complicated uses for the scarves :)
And the lineart before colouring :
That's all! I hope you found something you liked :)