Posts Tagged ‘Freddy’

Memory pictures in progress

November 19, 2012

Exploring ideas around identity and memory  Above: Vincent Van Gogh “Landscape with ploughed fields”, 1889, oil on canvas Starting points for art: Working from life vs. an emotional starting point I spend much of my time drawing and painting from life. Shapes, colours, tones and volumes interacting with one another in the real world are intriguing […]

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Things seen on walking the dog

November 5, 2012

Are you bored…? …try looking at your surroundings in a new way. Browsing through some old photo files on my computer the other day, I came upon a set of snaps that I had taken when walking my old dog, Freddy, early in 2012. In the last few months of his life, my dog-walks had to […]

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Border Terrier in Pastels

June 9, 2012

    A drawing of my terrier, Freddy, in pastels   Border terriers are renowned for being healthy and lively well into their old age. When my little dog suddenly slowed down at about 15 years old, I not only started him on painkillers and Aktivait but also made it my priority to do this portrait. […]

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Sketching pets: which medium to use

May 27, 2012

Sketching pets in various media     Today I discuss which media are best suited to sketching your pet. The illustrations here are pictures from my own sketchbooks, mostly of my Border Terrier, Freddy.   Pen and ink drawing   For the last few years, pen and ink has been the main medium used in my sketchbooks. Both rollerball […]

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Sketchbook dog drawings

May 24, 2012

Ideas and tips for sketching your pet at home     Today I shall share some of the  dog drawings from my sketchbooks. This post is in memory of my Border Terrier, Freddy, who recently died at age 17 years.    Here are some suggestions for drawing pets, this time illustrated by sketches of my own dog. These tips […]

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Oil sketches of Freddy

May 19, 2012

  In this post I share some oil sketches that I made of my old terrier…   This post is in memory of my dear border terrier, Freddy, who died at the beginning of this month.   Over two weeks have passed since the end of his life and, though I felt devastated to start with, […]

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The volume simplification class, and my last ever drawings of Freddy

May 5, 2012

  What is volume simplification? Yesterday I discussed volume simplification with the class. The idea of this is that complex figures can be represented as a set of simple geometric shapes either as an exercise or on the route towards abstraction. It is well worth trying with human and animal figures, as it forces the […]

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