Tag Archives: illusion

CON ARTIST


One of my favourite tv series was the British production “Minder”. George Cole (Arthur Daley) was superb in his role as a con artist, a man whose dubious livelihood was deception at any cost (as long as he paid very … Continue reading

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SILHOUETTES


I have been fascinated with silhouettes for longer than I care to remember. They originated in Europe in the early part of the 18th century and became a “must-have” of the French royal class. Cutting people’s profiles from black paper … Continue reading

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WATERWAYS


I love the challenge of featuring water in my coloured pencil art. Over the years and through several styles I have expressed water in many stages from still and placid to fast moving. As with all 2D art it’s all … Continue reading

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ROCKS AND SHADOWS


Although two-dimensional, shadows add much interest when employed in artworks. Shadows over rocks can result in the illusion of three-dimensional form. They can be soft and quite delicate at times. A close study of shadows reveals that they are rarely … Continue reading

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VERTICAL 2.


Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the jewels in the crown of Tasmania. Its scenery is at times breath-taking and its Overland walking track is world famous. In today’s featured drawing of Lake Lilla, you can just see the … Continue reading

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DESIGN IN NATURE


My interest in sticks and stones has not only been a part of my drawing with coloured pencils. This subject has also played a prominent role in my graphic art, whether for commercial uses, or as part of some of … Continue reading

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WATER IN LINE 1.


Today’s images feature examples of water in line, using a biro. One of the disadvantages of using this medium is that there is little variation in the thickness of line. To compensate this I lay down many strokes side by … Continue reading

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