F C.nick's Sketchbook of Balderdashery


“View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus” (1856) Ivan Aivazovsky, who was baptised July 29th, 1817. 



This day also happens to be the day Vincent van Gogh died in 1890.

View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus” (1856) Ivan Aivazovsky, who was baptised July 29th, 1817.


This day also happens to be the day Vincent van Gogh died in 1890.

hero-confined-in-a-corgi-body:

hehe.
“Mr. Rat Makes Off with the Butter” (1908) by Beatrix Potter, who was born July 28th, 1866.




“I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...” -Beatrix Potterfrom journal entry (1896-11-17), from the NationalTrust collection.

“Mr. Rat Makes Off with the Butter” (1908) by Beatrix Potter, who was born July 28th, 1866.

“I remember I used to half believe and wholly 
play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven
can be more real than to retain the spirit-world
of childhood, tempered and balanced by
knowledge and common-sense...” -Beatrix Potter
from journal entry (1896-11-17), from the National
Trust collection.

Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art: 



“The Hirschsprung Family Portrait” (1881) by Peder Severin Krøyer.

Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art:

“The Hirschsprung Family Portrait” (1881) by Peder Severin Krøyer.

“Nude (Study), Sad Young Man on a Train” (1911-12) by Marcel Duchamp, who was born on July 28th, 1887.

“Nude (Study), Sad Young Man on a Train” (1911-12) by Marcel Duchamp, who was born on July 28th, 1887.

Art Term of the Week

Life Drawing :

Life drawing is the practice of drawing something, usually the human figure, from a life model. The term also applies to the drawings produced from this practice. Life drawing is considered by many to be very important in an artist’s education. The practice teaches hand-eye coordination and the ability to draw what is seen. In the days before photography it was the norm with drawing from imagination and copying masters and other artists being the only two other alternatives. Though artists do use photographs, and these are very useful in certain situations, the camera flattens the form of an object, changes its colour, and generally gives a distorted image of the object. If possible it is therefore better to work from life rather than photos.

Art: “The Art of Painting” (c. 1666-68) by Johannes Vermeer

“Waterfall in the Bern Highlands” (1796) by Joseph Anton Koch, who was born July 27th, 1768.

“Waterfall in the Bern Highlands” (1796) by Joseph Anton Koch, who was born July 27th, 1768.

Saturday’s Sketch: 



“Green up to the Chin” (Work in Progress), Graphite, 5.5 X 8.5, C.nick, 2014



This is a little different for me since when I’ve created work based on poems in the past they’ve always been others’ poems never my own. I do plan on lettering it some how but I haven’t quite figured that out. I’m thinking pastels, perhaps watercolours, for this but I’m undecided still. I drew it like I would be using pastels though. Tell me what you all think, pastels or watercolours? I’ll make this an ask but I also have a comment section below each post on my blog in case you’re reading this a week from now or later. What are your thoughts?

Saturday’s Sketch:

“Green up to the Chin” (Work in Progress), Graphite, 5.5 X 8.5, C.nick, 2014

This is a little different for me since when I’ve created work based on poems in the past they’ve always been others’ poems never my own. I do plan on lettering it some how but I haven’t quite figured that out. I’m thinking pastels, perhaps watercolours, for this but I’m undecided still. I drew it like I would be using pastels though. Tell me what you all think, pastels or watercolours? I’ll make this an ask but I also have a comment section below each post on my blog in case you’re reading this a week from now or later. What are your thoughts?

So I haven’t shown what we’re doing in our watercolour class lately. Last Wednesday we took a mixed media class and I want to show you what we did in that too. It was cool, I got to make new pieces for my Brandubh set. But I have to take pictures of those since a scanner wouldn’t really work. This week my màthair made her masterpiece and I painted her making her masterpiece.

fuckyeaharthuriana:

sketchbookofbalderdash:

I’m starting up my Youtube channel again and so will be posting more videos to this blog. In this video I talk a little bit about my watercolour painting “Merlin Trapped (Nimue’s Knowledge)” and have a little Arthurian chat.

My questions:

  1. How do you pronounce Nimue?

  2. What’s your preference for the name of the Lady of the Lake? And are they separate persons to you or do you use them interchangeably?

omg :D beautiful Nimue painting. And the vide was so cool!

Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked it.