Well, I still haven’t made a great deal of progress with the Scotsman drawing but I did manage to get a few hours in. There’s not a lot of process to talk about with this one, I’m just painting away on pastel paper, layer by layer. Here’s a W.I.P. (W.I.P = Work In Progress) shot of some of the first layer.
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I finally finished the Fluffle Bee!
I’m really sorry that I haven’t posted for such a long while; there are a couple of reasons:
I said last week that I find taking a short break from artwork can be a good thing, and it is, so long as I do keep it short. I am pretty addicted and actually start to get depressed if I can’t create something.
Another thing that I find helps is to break from my usual thing and experiment a bit. It’s fun and you can learn a lot, eventually it may even be possible to develop a completely new and unique style and process (hopefully).
So that’s what I’ve been doing this week. It’s an experiment in mixed media to gain different textures.
It’s been a busy week! Kicking off with a visit to the CAMRA beer festival in Bolton’s Ukrainian club where there were more than 40 offerings to sample, and sample we did. Perhaps unsurprisingly there were only a few breweries that I hadn’t heard of yet. The trip did confirm to me that salted beers are not really my thing but I am having trouble deciding which one was my favourite of the day: it’s a very close call; Blue Sky Tea by Wigan Brewhouse, a 4.2% very refreshing pale ale – and yes you can taste the tea - or Magic Number, a 3% very tasty pale from Brewsmith. Just goes to show that low in alcohol doesn’t mean low in flavour. The awesome Ian’s top of the shop were Xibalba, a hoppy citrus bitter from Pictish brewery and Weird Beard’s Black Perle stout.