This evening members of the Kidderminster Art Society were treated to a demonstration by Sam Manley, freelance illustrator and current chairman of Ludlow Art Society.
Sam specialises in digital art using Photoshop and has worked on many projects including the Dr Who card game and illustrations for Gun Metal Games and Fantasy Flight Games.
Sam began with a rough digital sketch and showed us how he developed it from a basic tonal image to a full colour illustration, working in layers and using the various tools available in the programme. Below you can see him at work.
You can see more of Sam Manley’s work on Facebook and on his web site
A lively and enjoyable evening was had by all with nearly 50 people attending the Social and BBQ evening on 19 June 2014. An art quiz put together by Dave Worn tested the knowledge of the guests. Bottles of wine etc are to be awarded to the winners (to be announced at the next meeting).
Many thanks go to the team who organised the BBQ and buffet who did an outstanding job of catering for everyone !
A huge thanks to Norman Rossiter who came all the way from Spalding, Lincolnshire to entertain the Kidderminster Art Society and demonstrate Derwent’s Inktense Pencils and Blocks.
He gave us a fascinating insight into the different ways this medium can be used to create beautiful wildlife and landscape pictures.
Norman particularly likes using Inktense when out sketching as it does not smudge and once water is added, it becomes permanent.
The Blocks feel much like oil pastels and can be used on their sides to
make broad marks or on the edge for finer detail. This can be complimented with the Inktense pencils to give a wide range of marks. When water is added the colours become very vibrant and can be mixed together on the paper. To see more of Norman’s work visit his website here
Tonight the theme ‘A Social Event’continued with members volunteering to sit for the rest of the class. It was probably the quietest work night I have ever attended, everyone was so intense, concentrating on the subject!
Special thanks to David, Colin and Ellie for sitting, hope you don’t ache too much tomorrow!
PS: If any members would like to send in their sketches from the evening to display here, please email to Karen Thanks!
Tonight’s work night at Trimpley Village Hall, based around this month’s theme of ‘A Social Event’ was well attended. A table was set-up with a bottle of champagne (full, I might add!) champagne flutes and streamers, for those who wanted to draw them. However, as is the usual format of the evening, some members already had their own ideas and had started drawings and paintings.
I decided to jot down a few possible ideas along the theme, which actually ended up a huge long list!
The main ingredients though, would be;
People (what ages?),
Celebrations, (wedding, birthday party etc)
Sporting Events (football, bowling, darts etc)
Venues (Hall, hotel, garden etc)
So just a few ideas to get you started! Why not come along to the work night next Thursday and join the fun. Hope to see you there!
Kidderminster Art Societywere delighted to welcome Tony Chance to tonight’s meeting at Trimpley Village Hall.
He gave us a fascinating insight into his life as an artist and how he came to do storyboards for some very famous films, such as Mission Impossible.
Tony has a passion for drawing and has been known to do up to 40 drawings in one day! He is also a fine watercolour artist and uses coloured pencils and oils. Tonight he showed us some of the artwork he has done over the years and finished off the evening doing a quick demo on his Ipad using the ‘Brushes’ app.