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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Terrace House - Single Story

Single story terrace house

A second drawing in ink on Bristol of a single story Melbourne terrace house. This work was completed as a demonstration for my Friday night class. It was fun to develop the ink work further in this version. I learned a few lessons from the first house - not to over ink! Also, to delete more irrelevant things or 'hide' difficult areas behind a bit of shrubbery. As well, I tried adding a little bit of horizontal hatching into the sky area and found that this set the house off well.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Terrace House final

'Erewhon' House

A few trees and pavement to 'ground' the building. Erewhon House - the name is an anagram of Nowhere.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Terrace House


This term classes elected to continue working in ink. To begin I thought it would be fun if we all worked on drawing an old Melbourne Terrace House. I sourced several photos from the web as reference but students are encouraged to modify and change things as suits.

Pencil/planning sketch

Sketch outline (F pencil) transferred to 250gsm Lana Bristol board and first stages of inking using Staedtler Pigment liner pens 0.1 & 0.3 (Thursday class)

Progressive work in 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 pens (Friday class)

And some more from Monday class - will add another post after Wednesday class

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Linda Weil Fine Art

Monday, 4 February 2019


Brunch-time at Streat Cafe, Collingwood

While waiting for a friend who was held up in transit, I sketched a few things around the cafe.
Adel black pen and a wet finger (spit, ewww).

A great cafe, with a responsible environmental management and social consciousness; I highly recommend Cromwell STREAT if you are in the Collingwood area. Plus, their 'Son-in-law' breakfast is to die for!  And Tacit Galleries are just around the corner!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Camp Creative Day 5

Sketches of students

Final day of Camp Creative - intesive work with the students to finalise their projects. No time for demos! But I managed a few little candid sketches of some of the students.

A great week at Camp Creative! Thank you for all my wonderful students who came along and made the class such a success.

Nature Sketches Camp Creative

I haven't had much time to do any sketching outdoors - and when I do have time am too tired from teaching all day! But I did do a couple of little things early in the week. Both of these subjects can be seen from the verandah outside my classroom.

Both have been done in aquarelle and graphitint pencils.

Camp Creative Day 4

Demo works from Day 4 Camp Creative

Black and Green Eclectus feather in Watercolour pencil wash/dry and graphite - One/Two Hours

Double Drummer Cicada in Watercolour pencil wash/dry - One Hour

Smiling Koala in Graphitint wash/dry - One Hour

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Camp Creative 2 + 3

Portraits in Colour Pencil

Tuesday/Wednesday the class worked on portraits in colour pencils.
To begin, each student needed to create a 'skin ball' of layers of colour pencils that would create the correct hue and tone for the ethnicity of their chosen subject.

Demonstration of skin tone 'balls'

Once the student had worked out the correct pencils to layer to create the appropriate skin tone, they spent time sketching their portrait in graphite then transfering it as a line drawing onto their cold press 300gsm paper using a mid-tone colour pencil.

Tuesday: Build up of hues after deciding on colour pencil palette. Looking a bit grey and corpse-like.

Hair and continuation of build of of skin tones. Once again, test swatches of hair.