Rosehip

Rosehip

Sometimes we just feel like using more than the conventional! See how I created a background using spray paint!

You are welcome to use my illustration to start with.

Painting the Space Around

Painting the Space Around

Let’s paint in a negative style.

We are going to concentrate on the space around. Working in the negative is an alternative approach to drawing and painting. With this method the same object can be created, but instead of filling it in with color, texture or shading, these elements are applied around the shape.

Work with me!

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Dressing up

Dressing up

In this short video I am showing you how to use Distress Inks. It is a water-based dye ink with good colour stability. Unlike other inks, Distress Inks react to water which means that water doesn’t break down the colour. Water also allows the ink to move on the paper. I prefer cutting the sponge from the container. It makes it easier to manipulate.

Enjoy this demonstration and then, try it yourselves.

You are welcome to download the illustration of the dress or you can create your own of course.

Enjoy!

Drawing from the right side of the brain

Drawing from the right side of the brain

Here we start our exploration on drawing upside down, a well-known technique with which to tap into the right side of your brain.

“You have two brains: a left and a right.

Modern brain scientists now know that your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; it thinks serially and reduces its thoughts to numbers, letters and words… Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of ‘whole things,’ and does not comprehend reductions, either numbers, letters, or words.” From The Fabric of Mind, by the eminent scientist and neurosurgeon, Richard Bergland. Viking Penguin, Inc., New York 1985.

Our course in studying techniques to bypass the verbal left-mode system, which, in our culture tends to dominate, that would allow the sub-dominant right-mode non-verbal system to come forward to perform a task for which it is especially suited: drawing a perceived subject will start in January 2021 in all earnest.

Herewith a demonstration in the beginners class as a taste of what is to come.

Enjoy.

We are starting our right brain course in January next year. More information to follow soon.

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