This sounds so interesting... how does he move around with the boiler-thing?? Does he have a cart like some people have for their oxygen tanks? Does he have a brain in his mechanical head or is he a machine? Do continue this story!
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RE: Hello from Finland!
@thiskatecreates I used to paint with oil colours for a short while years ago, but like you said the setting up (and storing the unfinished work) was a pain in the you know where!
@hannahmccaffery haha I don't know if the trains here are that clean but the hard lighting and colour choices (white, grey, green, in the newer trains) make them seem like sterile operating rooms...
Thanks for the welcome, everyone!
RE: Watercolor bat - color question
Your question made me think of Henri Rousseau's work: he painted night scenes which are very colourful and only the moon in the sky, the cool grey/blue sky and very high contrast shadows let you know it's night time. I know his art isn't for everyone's taste, but you might want to look it up for reference.
RE: JANUARY PROMPT "BIG"
"At that very moment, Jeff realised what a terrible idea his research was. Besides being nearly indestructible, the giant tardigrade was a total jerk."
So here's my take to the subject It's drawn with a felt tip and technical pens. I kinda see a couple of things that might have needed some polishing (plus the paper got wrinkled), but never mind, it was fun little project!
Is it okay if I post this on my insta-account while the competition is still running? It wasn't forbidden or anything in the rules but this newcomer wants to know she's playing by the book.
Hello from Finland!
I found SVS a bit randomly when googling "drawing with ink" and luckily decided to enroll to a course. Now I've sat through both How to ink and How to ink 2.0 by Jake Parker, and tried my best practicing.
This seems like a really nice and friendly place to present one's art. Looking forward to hang around more and see your creations! I haven't published any of my works here (yet), but you can check my insta-account if you're curious. If I get a good idea I might try my luck with the monthly challenges.
My "weapons of choice" in art are ink and watercolours (at the moment) as they're quick to use and easy to store. And also very versatile & expressive! My art goal for this year would be simply: create more art. And learn to draw humans...
By for now
RE: Ergonomics when drawing?
Thanks everyone for the helpful tips! I should have an old easel somewhere... but it's floor model, maybe it would be better to have just some kind of tilted adjustable board on the table for drawing "old school"? And I'll check the link @Nathan, thanks!
My problem is bad upper back: the muscles, spine and the works. When I was pregnant I had terrible numbing of hands mainly in the night, because your joints get both looser and swollen at the same time... (thanks a lot, kids). I did some research on this back then and read that if it's your thumb, index and middle finger which numb, then the problem is in the wrist. If it's the ring finger and pinky, the problem is most likely that a certain nerve is pinched between vertebras in the upper back. For me, yoga is the best way to keep the spine alive. There's nothing like a couple of forward folds to let the vertebras find their place!
Ergonomics when drawing?
I didn't find any discussion about this with the search and would like to hear your comments on what might be the best way to set up a table etc. when drawing by hand. I rushed through the How to ink -course and am currently going through the How to ink 2.0, and when doing the exercises (the gazillions of lines... ) I have a problem with numbing hands and fingers.
I now we're all different so the setup should be different for all too, but are there some general guidelines? I'd even buy a short tutorial video or such, where the "right" (meaning less crippling) drawing positions, perhaps chairs and tables, would be introduced. Or pretty please point me into the right direction if something like this already exists