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late of the pier (a1 band, incidentally)

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pier prep. sketch for acrylic for gifts commemorating the 3.8km round swim which have now swum twice, waters abubble with schools of fish, an ululation of stingrays (which are peaceful creatures, unless you behave like a nincompoop, now deceased, around them)... think that collective noun just made up suits them

It's a bit of a boring drawing actually, will have to do tricky things with acrylic texture paint beneath the colour to make it a bit more 3D and worthwhile.

Bonus Sketch Track :: Late of the Pier - The Bears Are Coming
14th Dec 2008, 08:31   | tags:

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taniwha says:

I like its simplicity. That's a hell of a swim in real water, not pool water.

14th Dec 2008, 10:27

Emilicon says:

It's easier in the open water really, since you don't have to keep doing tumbleturns and so getting water up your nose... made even easier by wetsuit buoyancy... such a beautiful swim.

14th Dec 2008, 10:52

Emilicon says:

H'mmm... when do the proper paintings better make sure the buildings don't look as if they're crumbling into the pier...

14th Dec 2008, 10:55

taniwha says:

That's what I like about it ... the precariousness of it.

14th Dec 2008, 11:10

SLG says:

me too :-)

14th Dec 2008, 11:13

Emilicon says:

Ooooh, glad you like the unintended 'danger' element, maybe need to ensure subtle sense of impending calamity/doom conveyed into the acrylics... the oddly-painted sky and sea are looking a bit colour me crazy already, so shouldn't have any problem, will photograph them when done back in London FYImprovement, ta!

14th Dec 2008, 11:22

Dhamaka says:

the experience sound idyllic

don't quite understand why you want impending doom

stingrays feel so gorgeous too... silky smooth on top and velvet underneath

14th Dec 2008, 12:01

MaggieD says:

But I like it just as it is .... I always find the students sketchbooks just as fascinating as the final piece .... it is the journey that always grabs me :)

14th Dec 2008, 19:41