September 29th, 2010 – Street Drawing

Street Drawing. I failed to post as much as I hoped to but here it’s September and I have something to post. Working out on the street as usual I took my drawing board down to try some drawing while working the stall. I don’t know if it’s detrimental to sales, maybe people don’t want to ‘disturb’ me or it detracts from the glass work… if nothing else I’ve managed to put together a nice collection of 13 drawings so far.

All on A2 done with a 5b pencil, a soft rubber, a soft putty rubber, a cloth, and a 7b graphite stick. I started mixing in some soft pastels with the cloth to give a colour tint. this has been working well. I have not managed to scan the bulk of the pictures but below are the first few I drew. I have kind of run with the misty tree vibe and the newest ones have got into well you’ll see…….

birch tree with dense misty forest

Apart from that sales have been really bad this year but the good news is I got my old job back at the restoration studio starting in a few weeks. Regular wage coming my way 🙂 that will take the pressure off and ill actually have some money to buy some canvas.

This is the first time in my life I’ve been so consistently drawing every day pretty much. It’s fun to run with an idea, keep on it, working out new ideas, and improve thoughts on previous attempts. I had an exhibition in August but didn’t get any photos… I did sell a couple of paintings so that was encouraging.
Onward and upward.

pencil drawing of birch trees in culbin woods nairn scotland
pencil drawing of birch trees in Culbin woods Nairn Scotland

This weekend is the Wasps studios’ open weekend. That’s where the restoration studio is based and as the boss is away on holiday I think ill make full use of the space and take down all my pictures to display there. I think it’s a fairly well-attended event so maybe I can make some cash.
Roll on employment

pencil drawing of inverfarigaig forest
pencil drawing of Inverfarigaig forest with sunlight through the

misty forest reflected in a river pond pool woodblock print style

Pencil drawing in the style of a Japanese woodblock print of a scene forest woods with trees in the mist.

The green tinted misty picture was drawing whilst on set when I got a gig as an extra for a bollywood film being made in edinburgh. It was a market scene and I had my stall. I think i got alot of shots so maybe this picture will be in the film. that would be pretty cool, the film was called ‘Mausam’ directed by Pankaj Kapoor. The leading man seems to be pretty big deal in the bollywood world, Shahid Kapoor, and the leading lady was Sonam Kapoor. she liked my picture, should of asked her out for a coffee!

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