New feature alert!
Recently, I’ve been making a conscious effort to get back into art. I know I’ve said it before, but it’s definitely something I miss and have not done enough of since dropping the subject at AS Level. It kinda sucks when a teacher manages to ruin your experience of a subject you love. This particular teacher even managed to lose half of my years work – to say I was miffed it an understatement!
Whilst I’ve been planning on experimenting with paint again, I do love line work. That I can just pick up my sketchbook and have a fully inked and completed work in a few hours time really appeals to me; I can get quite impatient and restless when drawing, almost as if I were to take too long the moment would slip by and the accuracy of what I was trying to achieve would slip.
Either way, here’s my first subject; the lovely electronic pop artist, Lights!
This was the portrait I chose. I love the challenge of conveying shade and texture without compromising on bold lines. I’ve also found myself appreciating dot work artists on Instagram – a few of my favourites include Chanelle Nillson, Hannah Pixie Snowdon, and Asmahan A Mosleh – so thought I would attempt it myself.
Here are the finished results! I’m really pleased with how the dots turned out and will be definitely trying them again. I’m looking forward to experimenting with the dots using a combination of both water-colour and acrylic paints.
I posted the pics on Instagram and Twitter in the off-chance that Lights would see them, and guess what…
How awesome ♥ The amounts of favourites, RT’s and comments it received certainly made my day