Charcoal was never my favourite medium, but having redrawn the exercise I did last Thursday in the art class, I’m beginning to appreciate the qualities of charcoal – the depth of dark and grey, the texture (on good quality paper). Continue reading “Charcoal Drawing 2”
A much better effort than Thursday’s attempt. The pear looks more like a pear now. It’s a bit flat at the top, but I don’t think I could correct it. Continue reading “The Dolphin Revisited”
Do not adjust your screen – no it’s not a dolphin – it’s supposed to be a pear! Continue reading “The Beached Dolphin”
I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet (with S-Pen) for a year now and although it can be classed as a budget tablet for drawing, I must say I am still impressed with it. For one thing, the battery life is impressive. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab A for Drawing by Brad Colbow”
I’ve now started to piece together a storyline for a future animation, which is way beyond my skill level just now, but is something I am aiming for. The characters have already been created along with the time and place. Continue reading “Introducing Mr Frankfield #1”
Take a look at a master craftsman at work. I really like black ink drawings but don’t think I could ever become proficient enough using traditional brushes.
I retrieved my tabletop drawing board from the cupboard and decided to put it to good use practising my relaxing Zentangles with pencils. They really are relaxing, I found myself completely stress-free drawing away and listening to some cheesy Smooth Radio music in the background. Continue reading “Tabletop Zentangle”
Why you (think you) can’t draw.
The main difference between illustrators and you, is simply because they think they can. Being able to draw is not about technique and style, but about confidence.
This is a fantastic introductory tutorial for beginners and I suggest you try the simple exercises.
Make some spare time and visit this webpage: Sketching For People Who Think They Can’t Draw
Now you know why my blog is called Wobbly Lines. This zentangle was drawn with my ‘good’ right hand a few months ago and you can see I lack control of the straight or smooth line. Continue reading “Wobbly Zentangle”
When I was a lad (many moons ago), I started primary school being naturally left-handed. The teachers at the time soon knocked that out of me and I was forced to write with my right hand. Continue reading “Left-Handed Zentangle”
Brilliant animation. Visit Aaron Blaise at his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lLeNdvLrFozQRsQ1TQiAw
It takes a while to get used to drawing on a tablet. The stylus pen tip slides across the screen too quickly and it’s very hard to draw straight lines.
I’ve no idea what the object is at the bottom left of the drawing, since I don’t have the original photo (I saved this drawing a couple of weeks ago). It looks like a boat on top of a hill, although your guess is as good as mine as to how it got there. Continue reading “My First Drawing on Galaxy Tablet”
Not having practised much or started any drawing course, I decided to try and draw a famous person. Continue reading “When Things Go Wrong”
What is a Zentangle?
The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Read more here at TangledPatterns.com
OK, I haven’t created a beautiful image, I’ll give you that, but I certainly do find Zentangles relaxing. I usually draw them on an A5 sketchpad. Continue reading “The Tablet and the Zentangle”
This is the last of my old stuff. I had a Wacom Drawing Pad but found it difficult to use. Continue reading “Wacom Apple”