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Monday, 25 May 2015

May 2015 Art Challenge - 'Ancient vs Futuristic'

Here is my entry for Draw with Jazza's May 2015 Art Challenge - Ancient vs Futuristic.  The idea is that they are a kind of secret service MI5 (or Men In Black) top secret government agents in Victorian times, fighting Aliens and Futuristic Robots.  Hence the lady and gentleman on the left, are fighting a spider-like robot from outer space, in a Victorian sewer tunnel.

This is my first artwork in quite some time, I think it might actually have been a couple of years since I last tried to create some colour pencil art.  I still doodle in pen and pencil, but I've not tried to create some real art in ages.  I was really rusty.  But I really enjoyed doing this, and even enjoyed sketching out and colouring in bricks in between ad breaks on the TV.  

I joined this Art Challenge late on in the month, having only a couple of weeks to come up with the idea and create it.  If I'd had a little more time, I would have liked to have continued darkening the background, and just had a light glow around my heroes, and from the robot's laser bolts.  But as it is, I still enjoyed it.  And I want to create more!

My Artwork:  Colour Pencil, on A5 Sketchbook paper.

To see more of my art, check out my dedicated Art Blog:  

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Draw with Jazza - Colour Pencil Shading

I stumbled across Draw with Jazza's Youtube channel today, and found a lot of helpful videos.  Jazza talks enthusiastically and really encourages you to have a go.  I feel inspired to create new art again!  It's been quite a while since I last created art regularly, and I'd really love to improve my skills.  I feel my colour pencil art skills are pretty basic, with mostly just shading in flat areas of colour.  Here is a great colour pencil shading tutorial from Draw with Jazza.

For more about Draw with Jazza and what he does, check his great website.