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Monday, August 27, 2007

New website

Well, i've launched my new website. It's a portfolio mixed with a blog, so you can comment on my work or just browse through the sections. Please check it out here

http://www.damienmason.com/

Unfortunately that means this blog isn't going to be updated any more, so please point any links to the new one.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Age Blogs: Creativity Corner

I'm just going to break from my usual style of all images and no text to say my illustration of Cheryl was featured on The Age Blogs Creativity Corner site. The topic was "Beauty". See the site here.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

15 minute sketch



Yes, it's a self portrait. No, it doesn't look like me. I didn't spend very long measuring and getting all of that right because I was keen to get into the shadows (and I had to go to work)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Life Drawing: Week 4






This was the final week of life drawing. Both pieces were drawn with charcoal, we had a bit omre time with the first and it's about half the size of the second which is why it's a bit more developed.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life Drawing: Week 3



This was charcoal and charcoal on a2



For a bit of variety I tried out just pencil. I had missed the fine lines, although I'm more of a fan of the charcoal. It's a hb and 2b pencil.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Prints for Sale

I'm trying out an Australian Print on Demand store called Red Bubble. I've put a few pieces up so if you're interested you can buy them from here. If there's other pieces you think I should offer up there drop me a line in the comments here and let me know.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Life Drawing: Week 2



This took up most of the A1 sheet. It was initially drawn with pencil and then shaded with willow charcoal. I tried to shade it by putting down the charcoal and then smudging with my finger, but I wasn't happy with the result.



This one was initially sketched out with compressed charcoal, and was quite a bit smaller (A2 size or so). I shaded it with a combination of willow charcoal and an eraser which gave nice dark soft lines and the compressed charcoal for definition.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Life Drawing: Week 1



I had my first life drawing class this evening. We did several exercises, one of which was a half hour or so on a piece that resulted in this . I'll mark it as a base to hopefully improve from. It's a black conte pastel on paper

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007