Getting started – Ashford Castle

Getting started – Ashford Castle

I am just getting going on a new picture of Ashford Castle up the road from me in Cong. It reminds me of mechanical drawing back in secondary school trying to get all the proportions right. I hope this one works out – I’ve tried drawing the castle a number of times but none have…

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Five minute sketch

Five minute sketch

Another try at Alan, but this time in pen. I really rushed through this while talking with Julie-Anne, so have a partial excuse for how little it looks like him. Still – with every drawing I get closer.

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Greenfield House

Greenfield House

A very, very quick sketch of Greenfield House at the end of my road. I want to do another pen drawing of this pub and the piers beside it, so will be doing a few more of these in the near future.

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Alan Joseph

Alan Joseph

This is a quick portrait of Alan that quite clearly didn’t work out. As I said in my last post – with time I hope I’ll be able to capture him in my drawings and paintings.

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Alan Joseph

Alan Joseph

                                                          I am starting to draw my son Alan a bit more now. I am not able to capture him as well a I can his older…

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Something fishy

Something fishy

I am doing a lot of sea related drawings at the moment. MY daughter loves fish, and the aquarium in Galway is her favorite pace right now, so I plan on doing some sea related murals on her bedroom furniture. First off I need a load of source material to work from. And for that…

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Clifden – almost done!

Clifden – almost done!

I have worked on some more with this drawing, and now have just the water and the sky to go. You’ll notice that I have started the water, but have a lot of detailed work to complete there. Water can be monotonous and it is important that I take my time – it is not…

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Work in progress (Clifden)

Work in progress (Clifden)

The above image is some fine detail in a drawing of Clifden I am working on. To soon to tell how the finished piece will work. It is a hard subject to draw – lots going on. I am working with a .01mm fineliner on 300g/m2 watercolour paper.

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