Artist's Drawing and Inspiration7 min gelesen
Re-educating the Remounts
The subject for this demonstration was inspired by a true story, told by a local gentleman about his grandfather who had the task of training the remounts as they arrived in Egypt during World War I. Riding a quiet horse he would lead three others in
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration10 min gelesenVisual Arts
Back to School and University Part 2Contributed
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Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
My ‘Yarn’
Art has always been a part of me. Since I was first able to hold a pencil, I have been obsessed with drawing. I am generally an analytical artist. Most of my work is meticulously planned and I take great pleasure when the end result matches the visio
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
A Passion for Horses
Why do I paint? Because I was born with a tremendous passionate love of horses... and I didn’t have one of my own! Let me explain. Painting and drawing – especially drawing, has been an integral part of me for as long as I can remember and so has the
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
About Al
Born in 1945 in Newcastle, NSW, I lived at Waratah and Stockton. My grandfather Albert Sheppard introduced me to art by collecting thin sticks and showing me how to form them into outlines of boats and houses on the sand at Stockton. His brother, my
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
Grabbing Headlines
• Charcoal paper – I generally prefer Rives Heavyweight paper, but I use different types of paper for different pieces and effects. Experiment and find which paper you like best - just be sure it is acid-free and has some tooth (texture) to it. Compl
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
Young Jessica
This drawing is only a simple drawing of a young, eight-year-old girl named Jessica. I decided to do this drawing for the magazine, and it only took me approximately 90 minutes to complete. • Various materials were used for each drawing, including: •
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
At Cape Cod
The aim was to use a limited palette of blues, off white, greens and red. At all times I made a conscious effort to keep the pastels as clean as possible laying them side by side and avoiding blending. The scene is quite simple and therefore the pain
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
When I Started Drawing
Born in Darwin, I come from a family of three brothers. My parents immigrated to Australia in 1952 from England. As a boy, I can always remember looking out the window observing the wonders of nature. I guess you could say I was a daydreamer. I have
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min gelesen
Creating Memories
For this demonstration, I have chosen a beautiful photo of a gorgeous nineteen year old cat called Mochko. I took the photo when he was enjoying the last rays of sunshine for the day. His is old and has health issues, and so this portrait is now trea
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
Revving Up In Retirement
Retiring from the workforce in mid-2013 provided me with the valuable commodity of free time. I had always wished to recommence my long dormant capacity for sketching at some point and now, being time-rich, I was able to pick up my pencils again. Whi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
The RES - Newcastle’s Hidden Treasure
The RES is Newcastle’s #1 Reservoir. This underground treasure was constructed in 1882 and was Newcastle’s first subterranean drinking water supply. It was decommissioned in the early 1960s. Hunter Water has recently restored and opened the RES for p
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesenVisual Arts
Faith in Art
Like many artists before me, life has been interesting to say the least. I have countless stories to tell of humour and horror, blessings and failures. But through everything, for me there has been one constant and one thing I have always had faith i
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
The Disciplined Artist
I enrolled at the South Australian School of Art immediately after leaving school, and like most part-time students, started with Object Drawing, Design and Colour followed by Antique Drawing (drawing from antique casts). Around this time I was lucky
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
A Lifetime Passing
I have decided to just tape the edges of my paper down with masking tape onto an old plywood cupboard door, but a 3 or 4-ply board is fine. I make sure the paper is parallel with the edges of the board as it aids in ruling grid lines accurately. Larg
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Always spend a lot of time getting your preliminary sketch right. It is much easier to fix anything at this stage. • Whenever possible, try to use your own reference material. I think you have so much more passion when you’re drawing from an image
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
The Kookaburra
• 140lb Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper• H Graphite Pencil• Stylus with a small head and slightly larger head• Dr Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White • Black• Burnt Ochre• Burnt Sienna• Cream• Dark Indigo• Dark Pthalo Blue• Earth Green Yellowish• Indi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Draw every day if possible; even if only for 15 minutes. • Do demonstrations found in books, magazines (like this one), and DVDs. It is amazing what you will learn from these. • Drawing can be a lonely hobby – start a group where you all draw or pa
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
Inspired Zentangle Art
• Staedler Mars Lumograph HB, 2B & 4B• Uni Pins Black fine line pens in 0.2, 0.3, 0.5 & 0.8• Black Faber Castell Polychromos• White Prismacolour Pencil• Prismacolour Colourless blender• Canson 110gsm paper• Reference photo (optional) This type of dr
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
My Passion and My Peace
I was born in Melbourne, Victoria and currently live there with my amazing husband and two small children. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved drawing, painting and creating. I was always happiest in my own little world with a pencil i
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
Materials
• Schmincke pastels – Titanium Yellow 007 - O – Scarlet 041 - D – Scarlet 041 – H – Reddish Violet 056 - B – Leaf Green Deep 070 – B – Bohemian Green 083 – B – Bohemian Green 083 – H – Olive Green 1 085 - B • Art Spectrum pastels – Titanium White P50
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Keep a flat brush handy, and regularly brush over your picture to avoid pencil dust being rubbed into your picture. I use a 4 ½ cm Hake brush but a cheap DIY painting brush would do the job too. • Once I have applied coloured pencil and need to res
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
The Desive To Experiment
Ian Reardon first became interested in art through his grandfather who worked in pencil and watercolours and also painted window-front signs for shops in Grafton. Ian took art as a subject at the Southport school on Queensland’s Gold Coast when he wa
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration16 min gelesen
Pencils and Pastels
It was with pencils that STAEDTLER’s success story began. Ever since 1835, STAEDTLER pencils have served both as tools and a source of inspiration for artists. Whether you need high-quality artist drawing pencils, watercolour pencils or accessories,
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
Stirring Feelings
I spent most of my childhood and teenage years in Orange, in central western New South Wales – although I was born in nearby Wellington. My family and I recently moved to the beautiful banks of the Manning River on an old dairy farm, near the semi-co
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Readers Gallery
My name is Steven Gooch and I live in Perth. I have been drawing since I was 12, and I’m always exploring different techniques to improve my drawings. I guess my inspiration comes from other talented artist, and always learning from them. Depending
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
I Love to Draw
I have always enjoyed drawing, painting, and creating. As a child, rainy days never bothered me – this was an opportunity to stay inside, happy for hours with my pencils and paper. To this day I can still recall the smell associated with opening a br
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Always use barrier cream to protect your hands – pastels really dry out your skin. • Always use two towels or cloths when working with pastels. One dry for wiping excess pastel from your fingers when blending, and one damp cloth for cleaning your h
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min gelesen
15-20 Minutes Each Day
Born in Kenya, East Africa, I was surrounded by the most amazing array of animal and birdlife from the start. Although lions weren’t roaming around our sprawling garden, there were plenty of other animals to amaze me and my brothers, such as African
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
‘Woofa’
• paper – Black.• A mixture of pastel pencils and pastel sticks.• Sanding paper.• Kneadable eraser.• Sharpener.• Workable fixative. Because I love Art Spectrum ColourFix paper, I chose black as the background colour. In using black I hoped to highli
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