Sketchy 122

…(casually wanders in from stage left and sticks something on wordpress like there’s been no gap in his content)….

…(will probably make some lame excuse like “I’ve been busy with the transition from finishing one large piece to starting another…and I quit my job”…or similar)….

….sorry for the gap in transmission team….

….I’ve been busy with the transition from finishing one large piece to starting another…

….and I quit my job….

…(can’t say I didn’t warn you)….

Paintbook 59/60

…kinda in that uneasy space between finishing something large and trying to start the next one…

…have a screed of notes and colour guides developing around my drawing table in preparation…

…was going to post some more sketchbook only to discover that I’d re-scanned the last page posted thinking it was the one I wanted to put up now…

…had to finish the above (abandoned since January) to get back into paintbook without guilt….

…now I want to do a “good” version to hang!….

…(ah…there’s that next rabbit hole…)….



Regular

Paintbook 38

…so, in the top left corner of the colour page from the last post there is a stylised representation of what a grouping of the fang-toothed-octopuses-in-a-variety-of-colours would look like….

…I wanted to investigate that further without having to do the whole damn thing and smashed out a couple of small, reversible templates to do this….

….(quietly, very pleased with the results)….

…(and, accidentally, solved the not-so-popular-fang-toothed problem)….

: o

Paintbook 37

…Paintbook is not only a place to express ideas in colour seperate from that dirty, broken old A5 thing I call a sketch book, it is also a place to stick bits of grease proof paper that I’ve used to create a reverse image of a piece I’d like to replicate facing the other way….

…(the finished piece marked “C” is the reverse image of which I speak and seems to have wandered off…lucky the other two are enough of a prompt to get the process rolling again!)….

…Sketchbook is also a repository for layouts of “The Greater Plan” I mentioned yesterday…..

…(…25 multi-coloured octopus panels on A4 sized sheets of light ply…probably have to be a retirement project)….

Paintbook 33

….can’t quite believe I let posting go for so long that I’m now putting stuff up that’s over 2 years old….

….(…before anyone says anything….the pointy-teeth-mouth has been satisfactorily resolved…see more recent posts from sketchbook)…