GRcade Illustrator Club

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The Watching Artist
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by The Watching Artist » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Gemini73 wrote:So as part of my "therapy" I've been drawing quite a lot. In fact I'm currently in the process of turning one half of my garage into an art studio

Keep going dude. :wub: Drawing has always had the power to quieten what I've been thinking about whilst also often letting me still turn it over in my head.

I miss having a dedicated space for art. Back to having to cram much of it into my bedroom.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:13 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:So as part of my "therapy" I've been drawing quite a lot. In fact I'm currently in the process of turning one half of my garage into an art studio

Keep going dude. :wub: Drawing has always had the power to quieten what I've been thinking about whilst also often letting me still turn it over in my head.

I miss having a dedicated space for art. Back to having to cram much of it into my bedroom.


It certainly helps in drowning out the "voices". :slol:

The garage was a gooseberry fool tip until I decided it needed clearing out. Turning one half into an art studio came into being halfway through clearing it out. The concrete floor isn't sealed, but a carpet cut off and a couple of rugs my mum was going to throw out has worked perfectly. It's quite cosy in there now. Still a few bits and bobs to do, but almost there. I can't wait to get started on some larger, full colour work in oils and acrylics.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Pedz » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:29 pm

Some amazing art in this thread. I have been looking at inkscape to try and do things in it. I can't actually draw for gooseberry fool, but the stuff from inkscape is OK for someone who can't draw and has never used. Maybe one day I'll git gud.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Gemini73 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 pm

I've now finished my art studio and have begun work on my new project where I'll be using a mix of acrylics and oils. I will admit I'm a tad nervous as I obviously want to get it right, but I look forward to showing you once it's complete. Might be a while though!

In the meantime here's a couple of sketches I did from previous years.

Joker - 2016
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Ragnor Lodbrok - 2018
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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Gemini73 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:14 am

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Your pencil work is lovely. Any tips you could maybe share? :)

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:55 pm

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Your pencil work is lovely. Any tips you could maybe share? :)

Wish I really knew them. :lol: Practice. Patience. Observation. Honestly as a kid I just took to it and kept going.

Weirdly just last night I was chatting to someone and they said I'd make a good teacher. :lol: I'd basically just give people pencils and tell them to go nuts. Only things I can really say are try different pencil grades. Work in layers to gently make some bits darker. But the biggest thing is to just keep going.
Gemini73 wrote:where I'll be using a mix of acrylics and oils.

You may know this but be really careful as these two don't mix- https://www.art-is-fun.com/using-oils-a ... e-painting

Oils ftw btw

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:02 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:Image


Your pencil work is lovely. Any tips you could maybe share? :)

Wish I really knew them. :lol: Practice. Patience. Observation. Honestly as a kid I just took to it and kept going.

Weirdly just last night I was chatting to someone and they said I'd make a good teacher. :lol: I'd basically just give people pencils and tell them to go nuts. Only things I can really say are try different pencil grades. Work in layers to gently make some bits darker. But the biggest thing is to just keep going.
Gemini73 wrote:where I'll be using a mix of acrylics and oils.

You may know this but be really careful as these two don't mix- https://www.art-is-fun.com/using-oils-a ... e-painting

Oils ftw btw



Oh yeah I had no intention of combining them in a mix on the palette, (pretty obvious), just using them separately, with acrylics being mainly used for background work. That said thanks for the link as I didn't really consider how acrylics might react over oils. Cheers.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by jawafour » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:18 pm

I love pencils, chalk and ink but I've never gotten on with paint.

I say "love", but I haven't used them in many years. It's good to see you guys talking about art... it awakens the thread :-) .

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:27 pm

To anyone in my general location (basically thats just Drumstick and his drunk Daddy) I've had a sketchbook selected for a show of nothing but sketchbooks. Mine is full of pen and ink drawings most of which are my Doctor Who ones. So it is probably one of the more boring ones but then these drawings don't usually get seen by anything other then my scanner.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Gemini73 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:32 am

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