As I say, I’ve been struggling. I started off today with just a contour drawing, which got filled up a bit more than just a simple contour. Then I did another one and another…and then jumped on my bicycle and went for a ride.
contour drawing, rotring pen on paper, 29,5×42 cm
I have new bike, a very cute one. Based on the old “Hollandais city” style. Up until now I’ve used an old bicycle which had me running just as I thought I was pedalling well away. Or I was on Liandri’s mountain bike, with my behind way up in the air and my head almost down between my knees. I sort of feel at this age, I would prefer my “derriere” closer to earth and my face “lifted”. So now I look very elegant, with my back straight and my hair in the wind.
…wizard of oz…
rotring pen and watercolour in Artistico sketchbook, CP, 18x26cm(7″x10″)
When I came back, my head felt clear enough to give Bill another go. Put in some shadows this time. It doesn’t really look like him. And before I attempt a painting, I have to get the drawing right first. He has very intense eyes and I make him glare from the page. So, I have more work to do. More cycling to do.
inkdrawing, rotring pen on paper, 29.7x42cm(11.7×16.5″)