For, wait let’s count, the last 44 days I’ve been doing a quick celeb sketch using my biro pen. I thought if I couldn’t make a mistake then that would be a good thing, but there were many times when I wished I could’ve used my most used creative device, my rubber.
Here’s my sketches, some are better than others. And, yes, I did watch James Bond, Lord of the Rings and Friends during this 44 day period.
I’ve thought of a concept and it’s entitled ‘Me Only Better.’
It came about when I was watching ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ at the weekend and I said to myself (because no one else would watch it with me), if I was a cowboy this is what I’d be like.
This is absolute coswallop since I would make the worsed cowboy in the world, having not had a fight since the playground and being scared of guns. Putting that aside, I decided to draw Clint with my head.
When I knew I was going on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year I pooed myself a little and realized I’d never tried painting fast before or under any sort of major time constraints.
So I thought, let’s go for acrylic because it dries almost before the brush hits the canvas, so any mistakes can be corrected quickly. I decided to see what I could do within an hour and this is what I came up with.
I was forced to watch the wedding, well not exactly forced, but all I kept hearing from the living room when I was painting was ‘Oh my god’ and ‘that’s amazing’ and general gasps and ooooohhhs. How is a nosy person supposed to cope with that?
In the end, I gave up and watched the damn thing.
Posh smile, you’re on telly. Even my sketch as a slight, tiny little smirk.
I wanted to get my head round all the art styles that have come and gone through the ages, so I’ve put together a summary for people like me who like to keep things brief and superficial. The pictures are nice though.
I’ve started at the Romanesque period.
Romanesque – about 1000 AD to 1200AD
The artists in this period used mainly primary colours (because they didn’t have any others), had very little depth, and (like me) didn’t like landscape backgrounds….