Friday, May 25, 2012

Eating out..

 This is the pencil sketch I did this at the meeting of the cork sketch group last night.
This time again I depended heavily on the minen leads, 2H and 6B. I also made 
use of the Derwent 9H to increase the texture effects of the finished work. 

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Drawing of a figure carrying a heavy load.

Recently I managed to get a box of 6h and 4h minen leads,they are hard as a 
rock and when sanded to a chisel shape they could easily cut right through the 220 lb
drawing sheet. Really fun to work with. I have been using them in the lower layers of
the drawing, both for the precise nature of their strokes and their ability to cut up the paper
and so alter the texture of it for later softer layers of pencil. The increased friction then offered
to the pencil tip in later layers allows for a softer deeper shadow where needed.
I'm pretty sure this is what anyone serious about drawing would advise you not to do
but it seems to be working for me.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Plein air painting at Courtmacsherry

Oil on canvas 30 x 25 cm

 I painted this with the SouthWesties plein air group in CourtmacSherry county Cork.
Its the bluebell woods walk above the beach heading toward the cliffs.
It really is a scenic spot and if I get the chance I must go back to paint all the 
other stuff I didn't have time for :)

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Woman carrying a pot

26 x 16 cm
 My scribble at the Cork Drink and Draw last tuesday night May 8th.
This was done with a 2h and a 6b minen lead with an oil pitt for tone.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Small cliff on the west coast

Shoreline drawing by kevin gough

Oil pitt and gouache on dyed Fabrianno 30 x 26cm

 A small beachside cliff on the west coast of Ireland.

Thanks for looking :)
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