Sketchbook /// Spoon In A Glass Of Water

Here is another sketch from earlier in my college career. This is a rendering of a spoon in a glass full of water. Again, I am really glad I was pushed to complete this because it’s some of my most ‘photo-realistic’ work. Although, not my strong suite, I really think it turned out great.

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Sketchbook /// Coloured Pencil vs. Graphite

Again, another blast from the past. This one is from my first semester in college. A rendering of a green bell pepper in half colour, half graphite.

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To this day, I’m glad my instructor pushed me hard enough to produce this work. It’s definitely one of my favourites.

Sketchbook /// Coloured Portrait

This is an oldy but a goody. From my high school sketchbook. We were instructed to create a self-portrait using coloured pencils. Here is my rendition of myself:

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Mediums /// Water Based Oil Paints

Today I am going to try and paint with both my brushes and a pallet knife. I remember Bob Ross using one to create a lot of cool textures and techniques, so I’m going to give it a go.

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I found some examples from Bob Ross himself and went of those.

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So I started with the darker shapes and scraped the pallet knife with a small roll of paint on the knife.

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I then worked on the highlights and added white streaks on the side I felt the sun should be on.

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Then I added little trees near the bottom to separate the mountains from the lake that I wanted to create later.

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Then I swirled clouds into the sky with my brush.

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Then I blended in the water lines and this is my final product.

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I do like the technique, I’m still getting used to oils but I think I might be more comfortable playing with acrylics with this technique.

Until next time! Cheers,

PatrickĀ