Me and my self-portrait Having too much time on my own at home led to finding old art materials hidden in corners of my cupboard. The oil colours I used here are about 15 years old, and many of the tubes would not open, so I had to cut them at the other end. I … Continue reading Portrait in Oils
Sluuuurrrrp, I am trying to sketch more like this i.e. catch the action of the subject!
I was commissioned to capture Ladies World Championship Tournament in Real Tennis at Ballarat Tennis Club recently. * I was at the tennis club for 3 days sketching and painting the players, the spectators and the place. (*In case you paused at the word "Real" - yes, that word is meant to be there - … Continue reading Ladies World Championship in Real Tennis 2019
A few months ago I went to Taiwan for 11 days. As there was no direct flight from Melbourne to it's capital Taipei, my journey via Kuala Lumpur took 14 hours. As there was not much to do, I spent most of the time sketching on the plane. Here are my sketches. A fellow passenger … Continue reading Long flight to Taiwan
After our sketch meet, Melbourne USKers usually go for coffee and continue sketching, then sometimes we do 5-min sketches of each other. There's always apologies and laughter, and the subject gets to take the portrait home. The sketchers this time were my friends, Rene, Erik, Dinesh, Gabriel, Alf, Angela and I. Here are our portraits. … Continue reading 5-minutes portraits
Sketching at a cafe
People on public transport in Japan.
Sadly the tram I was on hit a lady and her dog. News reports say that the dog has gone to a local vet and she was in critical condition. Hope they will be ok. This lady was sitting right in front of me reading. I tried to be discreet - I did not want … Continue reading A couple of tram sketches
On public transport. What will people do without their smart phones?!!
I hate planes and airports, but the thought of having so much sketching time makes the journey bearable. Travellers waiting for their flights. So many models who come and go. Great time to exercise people sketches. Sometimes it feels like there is not much to draw on the plane. I think I have drawn a … Continue reading Sketching and flying