Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Creative Space

Angie's Monday Art Class was a fun one this week. In fact, I'm not really done with it & plan on playing around some more.

The task was to create a piece inspired by the Canadian artist David Blackwood. He paints amazing night seascapes, featuring icebergs with ships above and whales below. You really must check out his work!

I've been wanting to try my hand at drawing ships lately - no particular reason why, though I've read a few books partly set on ships. Not the new, sleek kind, but the kind with multiple giant sails, a worn wooden hull and ropes flying everywhere.

So that's exactly what I did!
I started by searching for images of ships & found a few that I liked. One in particular was a diagram with the parts of the ship labeled, so I thought that would be a good one to try first:
Then I went ahead & drew a couple ships based on the images I found:
I added a bit of colour because I love it.
That's all I've done so far. I'd love to revisit David Blackwood's work & try my hand at whales & icebergs next!

You can head over here to see some more lovely creative spaces!


Angie said...

So much detail in the drawings! You definitely did your homework lol. :)

donnarose said...

very interesting
nice to be young and full of energy

Lizzie Barbie said...

I love them. I like ships, I drew a pirate ship and although it looked good I need to fix the sails.