27.11.05

Get well!

Still heading towards the Disney deadline...not had time to do any other work apart from this little picture for a friend who is in need of a 'Get Well' card. I don't usually work this spontaneously - just sketching and painting directly onto the watercolour paper.


8 comments:

tlc illustration said...

Spontaneous sketching/painting is something I want to do more of. I get stuck in the very planned-out-illustrator mode too easily.

A good friend of mine just started her own blog (see my links - look for Michelle) - and she is the queen of spontaneous sketching/painting! She's moved somewhat away from illustration and is working more painterly-fine-artish, in oils now, but I'm trying to be motivated and inspired by her example...

Maya said...

spontaneous sketching-painting always has a lively and playfull quality, that controlled painting sometimes lacks. Being the control freak in a previous life, I have learned to let go more...letting go was hard btw.. :(

I like this little sketch PG....
it has a innocense and "warmth" to it...
:)

PG said...

Thank you! I am a bit of a control freak and this is something done simply from the heart.

I've just found Michelle's blog, I looked at her site y'day - awesome handskills...I like that she is learning from Vermeer's techniques, we don't put enough emphasis over here on how incredibly important and useful it is to 'learn from the masters'. I study Rackham and try to deconstruct his painting methods. I always come away with something new.

We should all try to do at least one spontaneous painting a week I think!

tlc illustration said...

Maybe one a day! (Especially if we do it like Michelle - 20 minutes or less)

Donna said...

Sweet bunny :-)

spinyurchin said...

Lovely! It makes me want to hug someone.

PG said...

One a day! I fear I would lapse...but the twenty minute (ish) guide is good -and it would be a direct little work, no pre-sketching or planning. Mistakes Would Show....so - I've done mine for the week! Any more takers?

;)

Roz said...

This is so lovely. I wish I was more spontaneous. A lot of life to this picture.