going back to the facebook and twitter promotion thing. Could we set up small cooperatives where we can promote each others work? it would have to be artists who felt they were on a similar level (there are people so good here i wouldn't want to cooperate with as i would bring them down!). virtual bohemian thing....arts cooperative...dunno. just a thought
Posts made by Andy Gray
RE: What is your favorite part of SVS and what can we do better?
RE: Ink(tober)y Thoughts
for me I work in both. Digital is faster BUT its true that it doesn't lock you into a process, and process means ultimately repeatable.
It is another medium. And it doesn't make you a better or worse artist. In fact it takes a whole extra level of explanation when i talk to people about tradigital and the use of a tablet.
But the undo button is tempting (i use layers as i do my light box and redraw half the time). For me using digital my objective is to get the looseness and explore the accidents that I get from using real stuff. Watercolour still is the elusive elixir of the digital world. You can make it look like it, but it won't misbehave in the same way! And until kyles brushes, i could never get a reasonable pencil.
For inktober I was going to get clever and as I am also a print artist was going to do a load of lino cuts. Then i thought nah...lets record the vids and brush work and get back to what I used to do years ago. So I don't even use a bush pen. I use a regular brush and drawing ink.
RE: Quentin Blake
i started out a million years ago it seems now and was quite bill tidy influenced (remember him uk people?). As i went along i started to draw tighter and tighter. then i stumbled across quentin blakes book, drawing for the artistically undiscovered. (klutz). I devoured it and remembered just how loose and fun my pictures used to be. I am certainly influenced by blake now, but the most important part was learning that I could loosen up.
RE: September Illustration Contest: Transportation
ran out of time on this one, too much new work to do. Still...won't win, but hey, I enjoyed making it! everyone, your pictures are awesome. Storm in a tea cup gets my vote!