Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

See T'Hed: Pencil outline for previous reflections... I was really uncertain of the colour pallet I wanted to land on and felt the need to play with options and finishes at the same time. I really just wanted a glimpse of what colour might do. I've been experimenting with dry and oil pastels throughout the … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

This past week I decided it was time... let me rephrase that; I decided I needed to start making some art and the T'Hed project needed to get started. In my mind, I'm still experimenting with materials and design, so I am allowing myself to to take impulsive risks and then change them as I … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

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 Twelve

See T'Hed Eleven for previous progressions... Starting with some blue, textured drawing stock, I needed to decide course, material, and shapes... as well as volume (how many faces...). I considered what colours play off the blue the best... I wanted a yellow sky and dark (brown) ground so the faces could pop if they remained … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twelve

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