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Monster project

Posted by: gringrimaceandsqueak

Tagged in: original , horror , drawing , charcoal , black and white

gringrimaceandsqueak

This year looks like it's going to be  a fun one :)

A few months ago, I took the plunge and made my most personal demon available for sale.

Stephen has been with me for years and although he was a menace in the beginning because he's the only one of mine to give me nightmares, he has become part of our household. It's an odd concept, selling your dreams but that's what we do isn't it ? I knew that if this one went, I'd want another at home so it would encourage me to get on with new images.

To help with this, a model was made to scale so that I would have something physical to start with. As you can probably imagine, figuring out lighting, perspective etc is very difficult with such an elusive subject but this way I could try out new poses and take photos of the ones that looked to be most fun.

I've printed out half a dozen already in black and white and it's really spurred me on. The first drawing of any new monster is an anatomical study so I tend to draw them side on in isolation. Now I've done that I can start drawing him as I see him out and about......worrying thought that :)

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lights, camera....pencils!

Posted by: gringrimaceandsqueak

Tagged in: pencil , original , drawing , crows , charcoal , art

gringrimaceandsqueak

For those busy avoiding getting on with their own work, a peek at some of what's been going on here at Grin HQ :)

Our ggsarts shop on Etsy is our corner for bits of creative doings that aren't masks. It's generated a gratifying amount of interest for what we've done with it so decided to ramp things up in the hopes of generating more bead funds.




Our latest scheme is to build on the popularity of our black and white cards by adding some mini sketches for sale. Crows are a particularly popular theme and fit our goth image so they were the first things to be chased round with the camera - with some help from next doors' cat :)





The drawings are very small which means we also feel a great sense of achievement having finished three already this week amongst other things - normally, drawings take weeks to complete!


We're just waiting on the frames now- we've chosen ones with acrylic panes rather than glass so they are safer and lighter to post whilst protecting the charcoal from smudging.

Will let you know how it turns out :)

Adventuring on,
Karen and Rich


I Would Like To Thank You

Posted by: artbyjude

Tagged in: original , landscapes , competition , artwork , artist , art

artbyjude

This is only going to be a short Blog entry from me.

Going back to the very beginning of my art journey, I have had fantastic support from all my friends online both on Facebook and Twitter.  Due to that continued support, I feel very privileged to now call myself an Artist and for that, I wish to thank you in a special way.

My Facebook Fan Page is now close to 1000 followers and therefore, once that number is reached, I am going to create an oil painting specifically for reaching that amazing milestone as a THANK YOU.

That's not all.  Once I have created the painting, I'm going to ask all my followers of my Facebook page to name the painting.  I will choose the name I like the most and that person will receive that original piece of artwork.

So, if you're not already a Fan of my Facebook page, please follow the link below and perhaps share it with your friends too.

Facebook Art By Jude

Thank you

Love and hugs

 

Jude xxx


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