I started this blog in July 2012 as a place where I could discuss and consider my drawing and painting studies. I began in late 2010, enrolling in an adult education course, and have taken a course every term since then (except Spring 2014, where I am learning from books). I have supplemented this with monthly visits since May 2012 to the excellent Drawing Room Session run by Sharon Quigley.
Here are a selection of my favourite works that I’ve produced so far.
My best pencil drawing, from Fraser Haston’s course:
An evocative pastel drawing, from Michael Mulready’s course:
My favourite charcoal drawing, done in a free session run by Rosie Lesso at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre:
Watercolour has been difficult. Hopefully something will click one day, and the colours and brush control will start coming together. This watercolour is from David Forster’s course:
My first attempt at oil painting, from Malgorzata Kosek’s course:
Some more oil paintings from Priscilla Brightman’s course:
And my first commission, also in oil:
A charcoal drawing I did at a fashion-inspired class:
In 2014, I took up learning how to do fashion illustration:
This is my joint favourite piece from the Drawing Room sessions run by Sharon Quigley at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It is a modification of someone else’s work. The only part that is mine is the reflective red area, and the lighting effect I produced:
In February 2014, the above was joined by my new joint favourite from the Drawing Room, this fashion illustration inspired piece (the face wasn’t done by me, it is a photo cut out from a magazine):
In 2014, I also challenged myself to do a sketch of something from around the world every 3 days. It was fun, but unfortunately I failed to complete it. Here is an example of one of my sketches, from my mum’s homeland in the Basque Country:
All of this is a long way off from my first step, the very first drawing I did in class as an adult in 2010, before receiving any tutorship:
Posting my work to this blog has been very helpful as it forces me to give deeper consideration to what I’ve been doing. In writing some posts, I’ve also performed further research that I probably wouldn’t have done without a blog. It has also been extremely encouraging to receive comments from readers, and to get into discussions with them, and to explore their work too.
– Tim Hards Vicente, last updated 26th January 2015