Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, August 21, 2015

Another Hiatus in the Real World

Hope yew haven;t missed my art too much , I;ve had a few distractions but don't loose hope my art will returns soon.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Art & Naked Beauty

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Light & shade

preliminary pen sketch

Often I will see something in the lightening, or a scene, a person or a photo that just portrays things perfectly. often I will have to scratch around, doodle and sketch till I understand what I saw.

Once I can see the inspiration developing on the page, the picture usually comes together quickly.

adding a watercolour wash

adding shadow

beginning in pastel
Finding the Light & Shadow

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is it time to move on?

The issues of both google's and redit's move against publishing nudity on the net, has a lot of folk worrying, In all probability you are likely to wake up and find everything gone, So there are some solutions & cautions, that are sensible for anyone publishing grown up topics on their blog. If nothing else, go and make a backup today (it creates an xml file, that can be reloaded into a few other blogging platforms and some photo book, ebook publishing applications). But before you panic take a deep breath, take you time to figure out if you want to stay put and toe the line, move somewhere else that "at least for now" allows you to publish that grown up stuff or even shut up shop and go home (ie dissapear)

I already have a couple of sketch book style things set up in Tumblr, its  really a microblog (a kind of bigger version of twister) and not a full blogging service. I don't mind it is probably a lot easier to use BUT my work remains largely unviewed. In other words I'm happy to have an each way bet by having my stuff spread across a few services like twitter. flickr, tumblr & google+ as well as the post here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nude but not Lewd

Google/Boggler are apparently about to "disappear" blogs with explicit adult content, those specifically concerned where sent an email (which I didn't get, so I'm assuming I'm not one of those involved) that this was about to happened and without any option or little recourse, other than self censorship ie so long, goodbye!

Checking out the terms of service and the published part of the email. Google will allow some nudity
We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or presented where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.
Pen & watercolour wash
So I hope my work is artistically justified, I certainly am not trying to be Lewd or Rude. The naked human body is a great learning tool for sketching and painting, There are lesson in line, tone, texture. mixing skin tones and even just seeing, how light defines form, lost lines, positive and negative forms. Not to mention trying to capture gesture & emotions. It will be a great pity for thoee interested in art. if they can not publicly share the challenges and joy of such things.  I really am only interested in sharing the beauty I see and try to render, I don't care much for the lewd and exploitative nudes. So I]m cautiously ok with this for the moment.

I just hope google doesn't throw out the baby with the bath water!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Be my Valentine