Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Forgotten



Robin Malcolm's Chair (2B Pentel pencil, A4 sketchbook)

The Laird allowed us into the castle at Duntrune to draw and paint whatever we wanted. I'm not sure he was impressed with my choice of subject.

8 comments:

vivien said...

:>D nice work whatever the Laird thought!

I like the artists in your Land of Plenty links - we share a few that we find interesting.

harrybell said...

Indeed. I must check out your own links to see if there are any I should know about.

indigene said...

Wonderfully warm textured illustration! Who care's what Laird thought. Wonderful illustration!

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Miz K said...

Looks so cozy - love your line work. Just read your post on color-blindness and thought it was fascinating. I had never considered trying to paint with a different perception of color before. Great blog!

studio lolo said...

This rips my heart out. I wonder who sat there all those years, shaping the chair with the weight of their body so it fit them like an old friend.
Wonderful drawing.

great minds..I also did a chair.

harrybell said...

Thanks Indigene, Miz K, Lolo, all comments gladly received. It makes it all seem worthwhile.

Simon said...

You've really captured the essence of this chair. It's all cosy and comfortable. It reminds me of another chair which got a lot of use: the one I used to have by the phone in my flat, and which we didn't have room for when I got married. The last time I saw it, it was being carried away on top of an open truck, strapped down with ropes to stop it escaping. Hmmm. I wonder if it's the same chair?

It's the first time I've visited in a while, and it reminds me how much I like your artwork. Looking through the last few posts, I especially like the first Lower Fogrigg and Yellow Hats And Red Balloons. Are your colours more vibrant than before or is it me? I like the new header too - and congratulations on outing yourself!

harrybell said...

Welcome back, Simon. I think - hope - the colours are more vibrant. I set myself a goal of developing my colour sense a couple of years or so ago and I think it's now paying off. Certainly, I feel more confident in making colour choices (often purely instinctive) which I suspect may be more my own than what tradition might dictate.