Project Continued…Some Sharpie Madness!

Love, Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing

So recently for my project, I have been looking into interesting buildings in and around Glasgow. One particular building I have been looking at is the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) on Royal Exchange Square. I have been doing some quick sketches of the inside and outside as they are both equally as interesting as each other. It’s worth a little look if you ever find yourself in Glasgow! and it’s FREE. Woo.

I have been using one of my favourite forms of media for these drawings as I find that I can work well with it and I feel it reflects my preferred style of work…I hope!

 

I got inspired by the highly patterned floor that was in the Gallery a little while ago. It was all black and white stripes all curving into different sections. I found it very interesting and very eye-catching…loved it!

 

 

 

I created some rough fine line sketches of sections of the outside of the Gallery. The building itself is very interesting and full of very intricate details. It’s an older style of building so it’s quite funny because it’s suppose to be the Gallery of Modern Art and the building is of an older style! Never judge a book for it’s cover that’s for sure.

 

Finally…I bought a 3D Sketch Pad a couple of months ago so decided to take the inspiration from the patterned floor and see hat it would look like in 3D. For the 3d to work properly, it is best to draw in black pen…so perfect for me as it’s my favourite media at the moment!

 

Hope you liked what I have so far!

 

 

Brave

Art, Love

Hello! went to see Pixars latest, Brave, last night and it was brilliant! not only did I love the story and film but the graphics and animation was amazing (my arty side showing here ha!)

I won’t give you any spoilers so I’ll let you find out the wonderful story when you go see it in the cinema!…it’s awesome and I highly recommend it.

For Brave, Pixar rewrote their animation system for the first time in 25 years and to re create the lush setting of the Scottish Highlands, Pixar animators worked very hard on creating that perfect landscape many times on Photoshop. They layered different designs, patterns and shapes in layers to create a highly beautiful and realistic landscape! Now i’m not studying animation but I thought they got the design right down to a T…it was amazing!

I researched into the animation and apparently, all of the animators were introduced to the weapons used in the film and some even went to archery classes. They were also taught sword fighting. They done this in order to understand the working order of each of the weapons and I guess to make it easier for them to re create the weapons on screen!

I am a huge fan of films, especially Disney…the big kid that I am haha. I’d say disney films not only attract the younger audience but they also attract a older audience because the humour and stories are suitable for all ages and are generally just really great films! well done Disney!

Short from me today but overall…Great film! so go see it!!

Bye!

Project so far…

Love, Photography

hey, not posted in a while so… my bad!

Over the summer, I had been set a project for University which was to draw a source or sources of my choosing so that it will allow me to find my “drawing style” and to develop drawing skills. I know my style already so as I love drawing, this project is great for me! I had struggled to actually start it though because I couldn’t decide what to draw or what theme I would like… A few weeks ago, I went to London with my family for a few days and it was there that I found my inspiration! London was great (apart from the weather!) a city that I love and a city that is full of art!….and SO many shops, I spent a good day shopping, it was awesome. Anyway, I decided to look at the urban landscape for my project but look at buildings from both London and Glasgow (home town).

I took a lot of photographs whilst I was in London so that I could have a lot of source to refer back to and of course to remind me of the wonderful holiday! I focused on a lot of the more modern buildings and the buildings that are pretty well-known for their unusual shape for example, The Gherkin Building and The Shard.

The Gherkin Building

 

 

The Shard

I have been doing a lot of line drawings at the moment, some being of a graphic style and very sketchy!

 

Fine Line drawing of The Shard. I was trying to show the shadows that I could see from all of the windows (and it’s practically all windows so it was a lot!) not entirely finished yet because I am unsure about it but I shall see…what do you think?

 

I have started look at a few buildings from my London Photographs so far…yet to start the Glasgow ones so i’ll need to get a move on me thinks! This is another building that I have been looking at:

 

I am not sure what this building is but it looks like a big modern office building! that looks pretty cool.

 

Watercolour with fine liner. Again, I was looking at the highlights and shadows that I saw in the windows and like the Shard….this building is covered in windows!

 

This buildings was outside the Tate Modern…which I love! I had been to the Tate before but had never notice this very vibrant building so it was a very nice surprise!

For my drawing, I stuck with the bright yellow as it was very unique to the building itself.

 

 

 

The style for these drawings are pretty bold and graphic, which is my style I guess! and I love it!

Well, I haven’t a lot of drawings at the moment, currently making a collage piece of the Gherkin Building and focusing on the shapes and windows. Will update you all soon of more drawings to come!

Bye for now!