Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This exercise was focussing on using watercolours in an expressive way. What immediately comes to mind when hearing the word “expressive” and “painting” is using bright, fluorescent-like colours or splattering and throwing paint in a very random, uninhibited manner. I’m not the biggest fan of splashing paint around, particularly if there is no intent to... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

I’ve never taken any lessons in watercolours possibly because I’ve only ever used them to add colour to a drawing, but to get the most out of this project, like all my past activities, I have to respect the way they would be traditionally used.  My selection of artists ranged from the big guns like... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Some people find watercolours a struggle to use as they require a lot of control, but my challenge is going to be involve working out what makes watercolours distinctive from other mediums like gouache.  Part of my watercolour stash When I was a graphic design student we were exposed to all types of materials but... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering Sydney

My work had moved office location, and the final destination wasn't ready yet. So we were temporarily located to the end of George St, which is the more touristy part of town. It's a hop, step and jump to the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Sydney Opera House, plus several museums and galleries. To make... Continue Reading →

Catching up

I have been completely undisciplined with posting blogs this last couple of years. Sometimes I think I have posted only to find out nothing's there. I have been drawing a decent amount (somethings I'm not particularly ready to share with the online public yet) but I have been out sketching with my friends since January!... Continue Reading →

Animals! Animals! Animals!

Back in January I went down to Melbourne for a short break to catch up with some friends, and in particular sketching friends. I chose  Melbourne Zoo as a location for a day out having not been there since I was probably 16. Its very different from what I remember, a lot more trees and... Continue Reading →

Socceroos meltdown in Brisbane

I received free tickets to the Asia Cup (Soccer/Football tournament, like a mini world cup but only encompasses countries from the Asiatic region).  I couldn't get tickets for the Sydney game, and as I do like watching South Korea play too I opted to head up to Brisbane to watch them play the Aussies. Both teams... Continue Reading →

South of the border

I spent a week in August with my sketching friends down in Melbourne. A few had other objectives that week other than sketching,  but for me that was my main focus. After a very personal ordeal, I needed to get back on track and remember what it is like to sketch out and about again. There was... Continue Reading →

Tricky insects

One afternoon I felt like doing some drawing. I do a bit on a regular basis but they are always project-based and at different stages requiring thought and patience. So after some "serious" art I wanted to splash out and have some expressive fun. A few months ago I came across a link to the... Continue Reading →

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