Saturday, 13 August 2011

Back to School

While trying to sort out what to do next art-wise, i thought it was time for a bit of a breather and time to brush up on some of the old fundamentals. Colour in particular

So some lunchtime studies of work by people who know what theyre doing - and a few exercises from James Gurneys Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

And finally, a bit of a process exercise - i really like the work of FlapTraps, so had a look at some specific pieces and tried to reverse engineer his process. Turns out its all about the negative space! So quite useful, and time/motivation permitting, its something i want to try a bit more of. Its a great way of getting out of your comfort zone and seeing how other people go about making an image.


  1. excellent!! Great to see man. Get that annotation going :D

  2. Love it, too much learning is putting us to shame! More posts as you progress please ;)

  3. thanks you two - should have a few more of the same to show soon. Theres always more to learn (dammit!)