Lots of Variety for Today’s Post…
A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to attending a life drawing session. They are few and far between in the county that I live in, traveling to London isn’t a realistic option so I have to rely on local sessions; having found one only a 20 minute drive from home I am now set on making it a habit.
We’ll begin today’s post with the results of that life drawing session, I haven’t drawn from a live model since I was in college so I had a lot of loosening up to do and rust to clean off, I think I’ll fair better after a few more sessions…
Here’s the results –
Attending the life drawing session is the best thing I’ve done artistically ion a very long time, being able to spend a solid 2 hour session learning and sketching from life is such a valuable commodity; also being able to connect and socialise with other artists is a rewarding experience in itself.
Now for some Jungle Book –
After rewatching the latest Jungle Book movie recently I felt inspired to get a Jungle Book illustration drawn up; something a little different from my usual work but another story that had me totally fascinated since childhood. Rudyard Kipling did a very good job with this one and this artwork will be a kind of homage to his work; also to Jon Favreau who did an incredible job in bringing the story to life for he big screen in 2016.
This piece will soon be finished and ready to post on here!
Passage of the Marshes Update – Gollum
I haven’t had a great deal of time of late to get truly stuck into my oil painting works in progress; I did however manage to get a finish on Gollum for my ‘Passage of the Marshes‘ painting.
Having worked on and off of this painting for quite some time now, I am looking forward to getting it completed; I just need a few more long sessions to get stuck in and bring the piece to a close.
Legend of Zelda – Inktober & Linktober 2018
I decided early on that I wouldn’t be able to partake in Inktober this year due to a severe lack of time to enable a commitment to a sketch or drawing every single day, it just ends up disappointing to not be able to keep up.
I then stumbled across Linktober and was immediately inspired; thus deciding to partake but only to do a few sketches, not following the prompts directly and just choosing a prompt from the list for each sketch that I wish to do.
Although not the first Legend of Zelda game I ever played, Ocarina of Time was my firm favourite and remains so (although I haven’t had the opportunity to play Breath of the Wild yet) so I’m pretty sure that all of my Linktober sketches will centre around that particular game.
So far I have managed to get two sketches done –
Using the ‘Weapon’ prompt, I decided to sketch the Kokiri Sword and Deku Shield. I can fondly remember discovering these weapons on my first play through of Ocarina of Time a good many years ago; the excitement of getting that first weapon and form of defense and finally being able to leave the Kokiri Forest and head out on the adventure.
This time I used the ‘Fairy’ prompt; another memory from Ocarina of Time and what soon became a favourite pastime of mine, catching fairies in jars. They also became a literal life saver when things turned ugly in a dungeon or temple.
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