Tuesday, 30 September 2014

30/09: LAST DAY OF SEPTEMBER!

The year is racing away (again) ... I felt very unsettled today and as a consequence nothing much has been done.    I've been 'flitting' between jobs and not really finishing anything I start ...

I did a little more work on the baby drawing and think I'll just leave it to one side for a few days now.  I know it needs more subtle high/lowlights  but need to look at it with fresh eyes.   In the ref. photo there is a lot of his face in shadow and some very bright highlights which I've toned down a little as they look a bit strange in a drawing ... I may have to tone them down further still


Tomorrow is our usual Volunteer Day at Pilgrims Hospice eBay office so no artwork tomorrow but I'm looking forward to starting my next drawing on Thursday which will be a coloured pencil portrait.    

I'll be exhibiting with Canterbury Society of Arts next month - I joined the Group earlier this year but haven't actually attended any of the regular workshops/meetings yet so this will be a good opportunity to meet some of the other members.    The exhibition will take place during the Canterbury Festival so hopefully footfall will be good.    More about that later.



5 comments:

J. Gibson Art Studio said...

Looks as if you've gotten quite a bit accomplished even though you may not feel you have. The tones don't look too intense to me but I know how different computer monitors make things look different from real life.

Oooh, I hope the Canterbury exhibition will be good for you - keep us posted on it.

Colette Theriault said...

Oh my! He's looking so sweet Sue!

hmuxo said...

OMGosh Sue!! My eyes are fresh and all I see is a perfect portrait!!! You did such a wonderful job on this baby...
LOVE it!!

Jo said...

The baby looks as though it's coming along well to me too. I know what you mean though, I have days like that sometimes, can't settle to anything.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful little guy here, Sue! Well well done!