In July I posted some sketches of actors rehearsing a play: Henry IV Part 1 & 2, by Shakespeare. Here is a more finished sketch of the brilliant actor Desmond Barrit, who played Falstaff, sitting in the ‘greenroom’ between rehearsals. Instead of being done on the spot in crayon, this was done at home on my computer, referring to a photo I took of him. Thanks to my father Sir Peter Hall and his team for letting me in to sketch! Great experience.
Archive for September, 2011
It was a glorious day today – a magical blast of Indian Summer and quite hot. I could barely stop myself rushing outside to bask in the light when I should have been at work.
Here is version Three of my portrait of the scientist Charles Darwin- a bit more detail everywhere, and a larger hat…It’s a strange thing to admit, but I am absolutely in love with it. Painted on my Wacom Bamboo Tablet today.
Another sketch from the same model at life drawing club. Charcoal is just lovely to use.
I used the digital photograph of Saturday’s charcoal drawing, ‘September Nude’ as a basis (see my post below).
Then I painted on top of it digitally, using a Bamboo tablet and ‘pen’ with Pixelmator software.
So what I’ve done is a type of digital colouring in, using my charcoal sketch as guide
Life drawing club started up again today after the summer break. Keeping it simple, I only took my sketchpad and charcoal with me – and a soft eraser of course (invaluable).
I think I’m getting better. I took the photo with my phone- as always it casts a blue tint over what should be cream/white, but I quite like that.