Thursday 16 March 2017

...doesn't time fly when you're having fun - NOT ... ;) !

I can't believe it is March already! :O
I haven't had time for much artwork as I am now back at work and time just seems to evaporate, either at work, recovering from work, preparing to go to work or flippin' house-work...!

My poor Hubby has had an operation on his leg, so I have taken a week off to look after him and, tbh, I'm really enjoying our time together and doing stuff for him.

He's very much a caveman and likes to do things himself (except cooking and washing - I try to keep him away from those things cos he's lethal!) so I'e been a proper 1950's wifey this week fetching and carrying for him and, as a novelty, it's been very enjoyable but he'd better not expect the same service next week... ;) lol!

So I have time to update my neglected blog. :)

Like I say, not had  much creative time on my hands but been doing some exercises to brush up on techniques. This one was for pastels. Never been much good with pastels as I'm too messy with them but following this tutorial I found online, I created this, which i was quite pleased with.

The tut wasn't anything unusual - just the way I would have gone about the exercise anyway but by verbalizing my instinctual procedure it did give me more focus.

Still not a huge fan of pastels but perhaps I'll try another subject later.

But doing this exercise made me want to try with coloured pencil.

I didn't want to do an eye full of make up and false lashes - I can do those in my sleep .  I wanted to do an older person's eye, with all the creases and blemishes but couldn't find a photo ref online that was copyright free.
So I photographed my own peeper! :)   

I can't find the photo on my hard-drive at the mo but I'll pop it on for comparison when I come across it.

Be back soon (I hope.. ;) ! )


Lots going on at Chez Eiglas... ;)

I've been home from work now for nearly three months - and it has been wonderful...! I've drawn, painted, had an amazing time with ...