New Drawings

Stoodley drawing

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I have been trying to stretch myself a bit with my drawing lately, so I have been looking at buildings and landscapes. These drawings are me figuring out how to describe these with just black ballpoint pen and ink; with a view to screen print them.  So no grey scale, just dashes!

Another back of my mind niggle is to try and bridge the gap between my paintings and screen prints-(which are very different much to my worrying), so I am hoping these will pacify that little voice.

Anyway I am working on one which I feel really happy with, so I will share that when I have finished. In the meantime these are the steps towards getting to grips with angles, perspective and shading!

New drawings…Kingfishers

I have been drawing a lot lately in biro. I really enjoy making detailed lines and the challenge of shading with this medium!

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Kingfishers are such beautiful birds, they are treat to draw.

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I have also been playing around with circles, textures and drawing the moon.

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I have a few more to share with you and some screen prints I made from them.Colourful things to come!

All the cats I have known

I am beginning a new project called “All the cats I have known”. It has been on my mind for a while and so I have begun!

Odie drawing

This is Odie. He ruled any neighbourhood he moved to. I once saw him square up to two Rottweilers. He was a legend and I miss him still.

billy drawing

This is Billy. He loves cuddles, his chin tickled and water served at room temperature. He never washes; he is above such chores.He always makes me feel better if I am feeling blue.

Billy was really hard to draw and I am still not sure about this one..so I may try again!

I am hoping to make these illustrations into a screen printed book. I have quite a few more cats to draw.I will post my progress on here, it has been nice already to record these memories.

copyright Julia Ogden