Here's the #illo52weeks report from Week's 26 to 29:
The theme for Week 26 was San Francisco, so I decided to go for the holy man himself and not the city.
Week 27's theme was Bush Countryside and came straight from my imagination. For this one I decided to keep it Black & White and use some ink wash.
Week 28's theme was Growth, something that every child knows about:
Week 29's theme was Swing. For this one I went for ink and ink wash again, with just a smidgen of colour:
I am now a Facebook newbie, having had a page for just on 2 weeks.
It was necessary for taking part in a short course with The Oatley Academy called 'First Flight'. Gradually I am getting through the hours and hours of podcasts and hopefully will get to the drawing part soon.
Week 26 is complete, but that will be reserved for a future blog-post. So this means I am half-way through this year long challenge for 2017. Yay!
Here are my illustrations for weeks 22 to 25:
Week 22 was Favourite Things. What artist could go past pencils, brushes and ink pens as their favourite things? I couldn't.
Week 23's theme was Texture. This one was outside my normal comfort zone. Yet I know that texture is what seems to excite viewers of art most. It isn't something I consciously seek to include. You could look at these three as Light, Sand and Vines or as City, Journey and The Wastes.
Week 24 was Multiculturalism. Yet another Buzz word. When I started looking at how many countries the things we use every day come from, then I got my idea. This type of hat is British, the mobile phone was made in Korea, the cappuccino hails from Italy, the laptop from America, the clothing from South Africa, hamburgers started in Germany, and thongs are what Australians are known for wearing.
Week 25's theme was 'The Past'. Although this image looks futuristic, it is actually a compilation of bits and pieces I have drawn in my sketchbooks over the past 18 months or so.
To see the full list of 2017's themes, visit http://illo52weeks.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/challenge-themes-for-2017.html
and scroll down a bit to find them.
To see what other artists and illustrators have been doing with the same themes, plug #ill052weeks into your favourite social media site and enjoy the variety.
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