Creative Blocks – Goya Squares Continued

Quite some time ago, before Covid... my drawing teacher asked us to do what he called Goya Squares. The premise is that he cut of (photocopies) of famous Goya etchings into 1" squares; we were to take between one to three of them, place them on a large white sheet of paper and draw outwards … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Goya Squares Continued

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

See T'Hed Seventeen for previous progressions... Seventeen inspired me to return to fewer faces in my composition and I stopped and contemplated for some time before adding the second small face. I feel the two-face arrangement feels the best, but that is always changing for me... arg and yay! I felt a preoccupation with the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seventeen

See T'Hed Sixteen for previous progressions... This one was drawn on a wonderfully rich, Sienna-orange paper that I felt could allow for some fun contrasts with oil pastels... I didn't want to hide the paper, so I chose to make fewer and bigger faces that it could shine through with. I also felt I could … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Seventeen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixteen

See T'Hed Fifteen for previous progressions... As mentioned in the previous post, I wanted a more monochrome feel to it and was a little worried about what using black would do to the visibility of the lines of the drawing... As it turns out, needn't have worried, as the lines jump out... especially since I … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Sixteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifteen

See T'Hed Fourteen for previous progressions... I deviated on composition for this one, because I was getting concerned about stagnation... I felt the need to push the colours and focused on complementary ones for the background... the result feels a little too simple for the feeling I got from the charcoal sketch. I feel as … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fourteen

See T'Hed Thirteen for previous progressions For starters let me say that I thought I would be moving onto another canvas for future explorations and I had found a pile of interesting card stock to play with, but while contemplating other media to draw with, I found another five sheets of the same paper I've … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fourteen

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

See T'Hed Twelve for previous progressions... Note: I did Twelve and Thirteen in the same sitting and used most of the same decisions on both, other than placement of the faces... so the texts will be repeated both days. Going forward there should be some interesting changes... stay tuned... Starting with some blue, textured drawing … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Thirteen

working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

See T'Hed Ten for previous progressions... Note: I am repeating the same words as yesterday, as I feel they are relevant here and both drawings were done at the same time. I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eleven

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

See T'Hed Eight for previous progressions... Where am I in this one? A dark mood emerging, resolute to move forward with this project... sounds good to me. I used the slate grey paper with gouache on top... I blended the base colours with white to give them more depth and volume. I can't decide if … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten

See T'Hed Nine for previous progressions... I fell upon a couple of sheets of a darker grey paper. I looked at them for a while and wondered if I should draw in only black charcoal or add colours... I saw the outcomes clearly in my mind and I didn't feel the colours, but perhaps I'd … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Ten