It was a quiet but successful day at the Langdon Art on the Boardwalk art show. I was able to meet some other local artists, which was great. My art seemed to be well received; also great. I even sold two pieces. Excellent!
I was stoked to see all of the artists’ phenomenal work. I had already seen many of the pieces on the local artist’s Facebook page, but seeing them in person was SO much better. I am looking forward to many more shows to come.
Below is the final image for my rural scenery drawing of the fieldhouse and skatepark in Langdon, Alberta.
I am thrilled to have finished it in time for my first art show since high school (Art on the Boardwalk Show: Langdon Alberta) this weekend. Whether good or bad, I am looking forward to some feedback on the pieces I have selected for the show.
I have discovered a new style and medium that I am obsessed with: Urban/rural scene drawing in ink (in this case acrylic ink).
I had no idea where this drawing was going to go when I started out. My first idea was to do the whole scene in black and white ink.
Upon consideration, the bright red of the buildings were just too vivid to do in black and white.
Once I coloured the buildings, I loved how the colours popped and thought to myself, I wonder what the rest would look like in colour. I coloured the rest of the image, except for the sky. Up until this point, I had been using dip pens with the ink, and had no idea how I would use a dip pen to create a sky.
I debated leaving the sky white…then an idea struck. I got out the ole finger-painting kit (not an actual kit, just my fingers) and dabbed on a sky. I am thrilled at the outcome. It may be one of my favorite pieces to date.
I can wait to do more in this style.
Daler-Rowney FW acrylic inks
Daler-Rowney drawing paper (I am continually impressed how well this paper holds up)
I chuckle at the amount of selfies some people post on Facebook and Instagram. I graduated high school in 2006 and Facebook was just starting to become popular; Instagram wasn’t even a thing until 4 years later.
However, if the amount of self portraits I did is indicative of how many selfies I would have taken, had the technology been available…well let me just say, I should not judge.
I used to work, almost exclusively, in ink. I really missed it and am looking forward to doing a few more urban/rural scenes in ink.
The paper was fantastic to work on. I have never used the Daler-Rowney drawing paper before. I usually stick to Strathmore and Canson brands. However, the ink worked so beautifully with this paper that I will be buying some more Daler-Rowney paper when I use this pad up. I am excited to experiment with coloured pencil on the paper as well.
I really like how this piece turned out. The rock is a little more phallic-looking than I would have liked. The rock IS shaped this way, however my line placements may have accentuated bits to make it seemingly more so.