Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Woodland’s Gallery
I am interested in hyperreality as a result of contemporary scepticism in metanarratives that once acted as external referents for differentiating reality. My artistic practice addresses this concept through the depiction of nature interpreted by the
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Vienna in 1900
Stylish, provocative, rebellious and unforgettable – the world has seen nothing like Vienna in 1900. Opening 18 June, the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting a dazzling display of more than 300 extraordinary works by the greatest Viennese arti
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min gelesen
A Life Devoted to Art
The earliest thing I can remember is drawing dinosaurs, and being astonished at the magnitude of my accomplishment when I drew in a background: a third dimension! I always drew growing up. I stared at animals, cartoons, and people, studying their ana
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Emma Hack’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Exhibition
The new collection of limited edition photographic prints from internationally acclaimed body illustrator and photographer, Emma Hack was recently on show at the Frances Keevil Gallery. 'Birds of Prey' revisits her love of combining Australian birds
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min gelesen
Chiaroscuro Portraiture
• Paper (I used 160gsm)• Soft willow charcoal• Eraser• Knife• One piece of hard dark graphite• 2h pencil• One small piece of white pastel Any - - portrait essentially a two dimensional rendering exploring the different light/dark interactions of a t
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration7 min gelesen
I Followed the Sun
Born in Yorkshire 1943, I displayed some artistic talent throughout my schooling and my teachers suggested I might think about art school. But I wanted to follow the sun and after seeing the film ‘A Town Like Alice’, decided that would be a good star
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
Art Is The Beauty Of Life
My earliest memory of gaining great satisfaction from art was at the age of five when I won my first drawing competition with a drawing of a tulip flower in the local newspaper. I was born in Victoria but now live in beautiful Hervey Bay, Queensland.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
Teenage Contemplation
• High quality artist white paper • 2B graphite pencil – I use Mars Lumigraph • A good pencil sharpener and a piece of fine sandpaper for getting a really sharp tip on your pencil • A solid drawing board • Masking tape to the paper on the drawing boa
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
A Powerful Image
• Oil pastels• Hogs hair paint brush• Rag cloth• Fixative Using mid tone paper, put light and dark lines indicating flow of the painting and direction of light. Block in as much local colour as possible. This tells me if the balance is working. The c
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min gelesen
In my Narnia
After working for seven years in the field of graphic design, I wanted to explore the creative/artistic aspect of myself, so I enrolled in a Diploma of Contemporary Art in 2008. Learning to paint and draw anatomically during my course at TAFE (Tasman
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Always keep your eraser clean by trimming off used parts with a sharp knife. You may go through a lot of erasers for one drawing but the result of a clean crisp drawing is well worth it. • Sharpen your pencil regularly. I tend to be constantly shar
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
Derwent’s XL Blocks Put To The Test
When I was asked whether I’d be interested in trying out Derwent’s XL Blocks I jumped at the chance – what sketchoholic wouldn’t? As I waited for the blocks to arrive, I started to question how different they could be from other similar products on t
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
The Need to Create
Although I started painting in 2005, my artistic journey commenced when I was quite small. As one of six children growing up in the 1950s in the suburbs of Brisbane, we were encouraged to spend most of our days outside. I, however, loved nothing bett
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Sweet Madness
• Matisse Derivan Gesso• Spray enamel• Pencil• Charcoal• Unbleached Titanium• White• Paynes Grey The linen is primed with Matisse Derivan Gesso and lightly sanded. I repeat this process approximately five to seven times. I then mixed up a very runny
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
Wait For Me Dad!
• A3 Sketch Paper• A3 160 gsm Canson Mid Blue Mi-Teints Pastel Paper• Art Spectrum Pastels: Raw Umber, Aqua Marine Blue, Titanium White• Rembrandt Pastels: Ultramarine Deep, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Light, Light Oxide Red, Permanent Red• Faber Cast
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Try to work with a limited number of colours so that your painting will be tied together. • Spray with workable fixative between layers. • When you get to about halfway through don’t get discouraged – I want to scrap all of my works at this stage.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Born into Art
I am 36 years old and a mother of two young boys. I was born in Hobart, Tasmania but have lived most of my life in Melbourne, Victoria. I currently live in Langwarrin, a southern suburb of Melbourne. I was born into an artistic family and have seve
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
The Chihuahua
• Mi-Teintes pastel paper• Faber-Castell• Polychromos coloured pencils,• Prismacolor white pencil• Kneaded eraser• Blending stump• Fixative To begin, transfer your sketch onto the paper or sketch directly onto the paper. In this case I have used a wh
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min gelesen
Drawing Wild
From an early age I immediately fell in love with the line, tone and the immediacy that pencil offers the artist. Although at that age I really didn’t put that into such clinical thoughts. I just knew that for me, pencil was the most fun to draw with
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration10 min gelesen
The Devils Hole
• Drawing Board • Acid free masking tape • Arches 300gsm Cold • Press Derwent Rag ‘Sketch paper and Wash’ pencils, HB and 4B • Derwent ‘Graphitint’ pencils, #01 Port, #04 Indigo, #14 Russet • ½” Taklon Dagger Brush • #10 Taklon Round Brush • #1 Serie
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min gelesen
For The Love Of Art
Born in Cardiff, South Wales I realised I was drawn to art during my school years. I looked forward to my art classes, not forgetting drama, and had visions of becoming an artist, or an actress, as some young girls dreamed of. On leaving school I was
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Ricky Ponting’s Jeans
With my style of painting, I knew I could have lots of fun with Ricky Ponting’s jeans and with cricket. Not being your regular shaped canvas, painting the denim two-legged canvas is a real challenge … but very rewarding when it is finished. The best
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Autumn’s Gift
• Board • Masking tape • 300gsm Arches Watercolour Paper • Brilliant Watercolour Wheel • Various Winsor & Newton Watercolour Brushes Sizes 0-10 • Large brush for wetting paper • Spray bottle filled with water • Paper towel • Gold Acid Free Ink Pen I
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
My ‘Arty’ Life
Drawing/painting has really become a passion for me, and rarely a day goes by without of some form of “arty” activity. I find it immensely absorbing and satisfying, and yes, sometimes frustrating. Apart from the odd two to four-day workshop, I would
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Pastels Rainbow Lorikeets
• Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper, Terra Cotta • Pastels: Mainly Art spectrum, Rembrandt, and 1 or 2 hard, Faber – Castell • Colours: Cadmium Deep Red; Flinders Blue Violet, (dark and mid tone); Grass Green; Australian Leaf Green; Spectrum Yellow; Brigh
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration13 min gelesen
Art Substrates
Matisse Derivan has recently introduced an exciting addition to its stable of products – Matisse Derivan Double Primed Artist Canvas. This range includes 11 canvases, incorporating three varieties of black canvas that will provide an inspiring choice
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Artist S Hints And Tips
• Use a separate pastels you are using on the current painting. This saves time searching for the colour you used previously. I tend to preselect only a few colours for my work as I am never sure of where the painting will take me. • Keep the pastels
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min gelesen
High Aspirations
Hampshire in England was Anita Stevens’ birthplace. After her family moved to New Zealand in the late 1950s, she lived there for several decades. She relocated to Australia in 2000, and now resides on Bribie Island north of Brisbane. Anita has beco
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min gelesen
Tranquility
• Grey/green pastel paper, on the rougher side. • A selection of artists’ quality pastels – including Schmincke, Rembrandt, and Art Spectrum. • Pastel pencils: Conte and Faber-Castell. • Black charcoal pencil for the first sketches. • Reference photo
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min gelesen
Touring and Sketching
• HB pencil or clutch pencil (0.5mm HB). • Pencil sharpener. • Black Pigment Liners or Drafting Pens, water resistant. • Black Pigment Liner, water soluble (for working with black washes). • Sketchbooks: These are available in all shapes and sizes; s
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