Thursday, 24 April 2014

Brush Pens

I blogged back in January about the Pentel Pocket Brush pens, and I'm continuing to learn from them, slowly. I'll still run back to the Pitt Pens sometimes, but these have a quality of line that's much more fluid and organic. The topmost sketch is the very first attempt at using them, still working out how they flow.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Self Portrait

Taking a photo as a starting point, and adding a lot of thresholding-n-cross-hatching digitally, then a few non-realistic "hand-drawn" lines over the top, just to reinforce the sense of it being a drawing rather than a photo.

Similar techniques to the recent digital crowds, but a bit more successful.

Friday, 11 April 2014


and nothing but digital manipulation here - mostly my own photos....

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Cutter

No digital manipulation to be seen here. Magazine clippings, wire, a pair of rusty sheep shears, ribbons, artificial flowers and dried grass!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Digital Crowds

A few attempts at creating a line-drawing style crowd scene using photographs as the starting point, and lots of thresholding and custom cross-hatched brushes. 

Like a lot of good experiments, worked in parts...