It’s been sometime since I’ve uploaded some artwork. I’ve mostly been drawing, street scenes and such.
This is Wellington Railway Station Digital Painting, I’ve been producing plenty of RedditGetsDrawn works lately, these have been a character focused but have included basic environments I don’t like the idea of just painting a portrait or character, it has to be within an environment I decided to go back to an older pencil drawing that I’ve worked from previously and produce a digital painting of it. This is the pencil reference I used. This was drawn during a trip to Wellington in 2012, The scene is out front of the railway station in central Wellington. It’s one of my favorite drawings. Like previous works I’ve done like this I opened this up in GIMP and created a new layer for the line Line. I traced over the reference. Used my laptop computer for this – usually I use my desktop. The settings are a different for the paint dynamics and I’m not getting the best thick to thin. It’s something that I need to fiddle with.
And tone. Harsh dark for the figures in the work, and a mixture of mid to lights for other areas. I just guess the tone and made it up as I went. I started a color layer for this – only did a little before I got distracted with something else. I’ll likely just keep this a black and white tone work. I want to produce more of these environment works – maybe look though more of my older drawings and develop works from them.
I’m currently in Auckland. I got a new camera for xmas so able to take plenty of photos. So far I’ve taken over 1500.
View of the hills from my Mothers home in Poringa. I didn’t get much drawing done over xmas, instead I spent the majority of the time on the computer working with pygame. Over the past few day’s I have been taking plently of photos of enviorments that I plan to use in my artwork somehow. So the drawing has been low.
I’m happier with this one. Far more structure to the piece. The concrete mixer was fun to draw. It was similar to drawing cars, but a different shape. To the right of the mixer, a concrete wall in progress. Bottom is grass. I used a straight line vertical stroke to show this. I only drew part of the grass so repeating mindless tasks like this calls for a for loop. Here’s dreaming.
Another drawing of Poringa. I started with drawing part of the neighbors house and drew vegetation fences and the hill behind it. A fence ran all the way across the top of the fence.
Right side of the previous drawing. Not as much happening here, I guess I lost interest and went inside to the computer. The very left is a power pole, followed by vegetation At the top the fence continues along The hill twists and turns.
This was a drawing I did in Hamilton. I spent the day there before traveling to Auckland. Nothing much happening here. Lets move on. Another Hamilton drawing. Again, very minimal. I wasn’t really in the mood for drawing so closed the book and walked.
This was drawn in Hamilton at the base. My Mother, Sister went shopping and I was free for several hours to draw and look around the shops. It was a beautiful day in Hamilton and I enjoyed drawing the store fronts. This is a drawing of a clothing shop well drinking a glass of water and eating a scone.
This will do for now
Here are drawings from a protest in Waihi and Aucland.
Sketch of Janelle protesting across the street. I held my sign with my legs and just sketched, multitasking. I did several drawings of Janell in my sketchbook – and in return she drew a portrait of herself for me.
A merge of the ‘Fuck the system’ badge attached to Janelles jeans and the massive hole at Waihi – Mining! The view was incredible – shame I didn’t have my normal pencils – only this yellow. The line is much heavier than pencil.
Henderson drawing. This was at the train station – observing an intersection below. Aucklands been fun to explore with my sketchbook.
The drive up north with Gary. I tried to fill in perspective – by using both the view outside the car and the interal of the car. Roads were a large focus of this – attempting to capture the scale and rotation. Candles. Where I stayed with Gary. This is the view from the kitchen table- Again working with perspective – candles in foreground and shelf in background.
Where me and Gary stopped for the break on the trip. It was a beautiful view so I did a quick sketch. I included someones van for added scale.