Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This blog was stagnant for almost a year and was activated just recently. My hobby suggested to me set my blog going. Since my artworks keep on coming and so do with my blogging. Every free time in my work, I do some sketching to pen and ink. My subjects are those I often see in my hangouts (websites, blogs, friendster, photobucket and picasa web albums). Be my friend and I’ll draw you (kidding).
Sketching sharpens an artist's ability to focus and has often been a prescribed part of artistic development for students like me. I’m still learning and eager to learn more from pro’s tips and advice. It is more artistic to see some artworks done by hand or manually than by a computer. Sketches are inexpensive and allow the artist to try out different ideas and establish a composition before committing to an expensive and time-consuming painting. Usually, I do some sketching as a guide before applying watercolor on my paper.
Common instruments in sketching and drawing include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoals, chalk, pastels, markers, stylus, or various metals like silverpoint. Each of these artworks only took less than an hour to finish. Am using faber- castell mechanical pencil 0.5, stabilo boss, mongol 1 and pilot G-TEC-C3 and C4 pens. Some of these can be seen in my friends’ blogs, monitor’s screensaver, friendster and other used their drawn face as an avatar or computer icon.
"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good." ~ Cennini, an Italian painter