July 25, 2014

weldiabhaltuirseach answered to your post “Started writing a blog post for my art blog on my main website about…”

Sounds interesting as I always was told drawing was inferior - but yeah, why do that to yourself?

Because I have to! Once I get an idea like that I have to pursue it. :)

July 24, 2014

because you enjoy the challenge? because you’re full of british guilt? because you’re possessed by the spirit of an ancient royal scribe? because your cats are punishing you for your shortcomings via mind-control? because because because because?

All of the above.

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July 24, 2014

Started writing a blog post for my art blog on my main website about Drawing - what drawing means to me, why it matters, and why it’s not a lesser art form than painting, sculpture, etc.

I now realise it’s one of those posts that will take me a couple of week’s to write and involve hours of research.

Why do I do this to myself?

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July 24, 2014

elle-fei replied to your post “It’s not yet 8am and it’s already hotter than the sun”

i can relate so much!!! auuuhghhhg

courier5 replied to your post “It’s not yet 8am and it’s already hotter than the sun”

similar issues here the last couple of days

andblackandgrey replied to your post “It’s not yet 8am and it’s already hotter than the sun”

Sleeping till late afternoon does save you from confronting the worst of the heat, buy also it fucks up your life and everything goes to shit so swings and roundabouts.

elle-fei: glad it’s not just Brighton

courier5: glad it’s not just the UK!

andblackandgrey: unfortunately I’m blessed/burdened with a 9-5 job, otherwise I’d just be nocturnal.

July 24, 2014
It’s not yet 8am and it’s already hotter than the sun

I’m not meant for this weather - it leaves me short-tempered and disinclined to make any artwork.

July 24, 2014

Finally I can sleep.

I realised that I was doing you all a disservice by not keeping you up to date :)

July 23, 2014
New bigger 845 x 605mm drawing board solves the “paper is too big” problem of earlier this week. This is an important update and I thought you all should know!

New bigger 845 x 605mm drawing board solves the “paper is too big” problem of earlier this week. This is an important update and I thought you all should know!

July 22, 2014
Studio cats

Studio cats

July 22, 2014
And I’ve also posted this before, but I also really like this photograph of mine (from the series that inspired the drawing below)
The Blindfolded Seeress (1)
Digital Photograph (no manipulation) shot with single studio flash
© 2014 Paul Watson
big version on my website
Yes, I’m going through my artwork from earlier this year and wondering why I haven’t done much since!

And I’ve also posted this before, but I also really like this photograph of mine (from the series that inspired the drawing below)

The Blindfolded Seeress (1)

Yes, I’m going through my artwork from earlier this year and wondering why I haven’t done much since!

July 22, 2014
I know I’ve posted this drawing of mine from earlier this year before, but I like it so I’m going to post it again :)
The Blindfolded Seeress (2)
Charcoal & Chalk on Cartridge Paper
420 mm × 594 mm
© 2014 Paul Watson
big version on my website
Tempted to keep it, but I guess I should put it up for sale soon.

I know I’ve posted this drawing of mine from earlier this year before, but I like it so I’m going to post it again :)

The Blindfolded Seeress (2)

Tempted to keep it, but I guess I should put it up for sale soon.

July 22, 2014

Wondering whether the plan to do some more photography and drawing the-weekend-after-next will happen or not.

I’ve had so little time to get organised, and I seem to need weeks to organise things like this, mainly because my day job gets in the way. But it pays the bills.

July 22, 2014
Artwork plans

lazcorp:

For the time being I’m going to keep doing more of these large charcoal drawings in the style of the last few (such as this one and this one), but I also need to do some more photography of new “characters” using the chiaroscuro style I’ve been using over the past couple of years (e.g. just about everything on this page of my website).

The “character” I want to work on next is another masked figure which I wrote about here (with some preliminary sketches as well). I don’t have a name for her yet, but she’s another masked mythological figure.

So I’m looking for someone in Brighton who is available to model for the weekend after next (either Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd August) for both photography and some life drawing if possible.Alternatively I’m happy to split it into two sessions for two people (one photography, one drawing).

Details of payment can be found at http://lazcorp.tumblr.com/modelling - drop me a line here if you want more details or have questions.

Here are the rough sketches for the photo session if it’s easier than clicking the link above:

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A quick reblog for you morning people. Send me an ask if you’re interested.

July 21, 2014
Artwork plans

For the time being I’m going to keep doing more of these large charcoal drawings in the style of the last few (such as this one and this one), but I also need to do some more photography of new “characters” using the chiaroscuro style I’ve been using over the past couple of years (e.g. just about everything on this page of my website).

The “character” I want to work on next is another masked figure which I wrote about here (with some preliminary sketches as well). I don’t have a name for her yet, but she’s another masked mythological figure.

So I’m looking for someone in Brighton who is available to model for the weekend after next (either Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd August) for both photography and some life drawing if possible.Alternatively I’m happy to split it into two sessions for two people (one photography, one drawing).

Details of payment can be found at http://lazcorp.tumblr.com/modelling - drop me a line here if you want more details or have questions.

Here are the rough sketches for the photo session if it’s easier than clicking the link above:

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July 21, 2014
My grandiose plan for a big drawing suffers its first setback as I discover that the paper is slightly too big for my largest drawing board.
Back to the er… drawing board … I guess…

My grandiose plan for a big drawing suffers its first setback as I discover that the paper is slightly too big for my largest drawing board.

Back to the er… drawing board … I guess…

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July 20, 2014

Glad to see that my return to Brighton was heralded by 3 days of thunder and lightning, concluding with my actual return tonight.

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