Fourteen recent Photoghosts.

Christmas Steps
Christmas Steps, Bristol.
Bar Buvette
Bar Buvette, Baldwin Street, Bristol
Church of SS Quiricus & Julietta
Sheep, near the Church of SS Quiricus & Julietta, Tickenham
FourFountainPens
Christmas came early for me as I managed to bag this set of 4 Gullor fountain pens for a low price with some vouchers I got off my Dad for my birthday. They’re nice and weighty and drawing and writing with them is a dream.
Sunrise near Stone End Batch.
Sunrise near Stone End Batch.
Still some snow on the ground.
Argyle Street, London.
Argyle Street, London.
Somerset Fog
Backwell
Whiteladies Road
Whiteladies Road
Sunset Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Hedge
Hedge
Nailsea
Nailsea
moody cloud shapes.
Moody cloud shapes.
Whiteladies Road Construction
Construction, Bristol, UK
Church Lane
Church Lane

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I have just begun submitting work to @society6 , where you can purchase prints, mugs, iPhone cases and al sorts with my work on!
After some me research it appeared to me that Society6 was a great place for time strapped part-that me artists to get their work into the world.
I have plenty more to add (and there will be some colour!) so please follow if you can and I’ll keep updating on what’s available.
Search there for my name: “Paul Greer” or else here’s the link 👍.

Spring trip to Berlin.

aka: Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 172-182

It’s been a while so I am all out of sorts with drawings and order etc.

This is a batch from our Spring trip to Berlin. I have some more of these and I will post them in due course as some of them were scribbled on site and need a little bit of finishing off.

There’s some good advice here on drawing animals by Aaron Blaise, which could be applied to drawing from life of any kind. Mainly:

  • Draw from Life
  • Do your research before you go out.
  • Bring the right supplies and be prepared.
  • Observe first draw later.
  • Keep it loose and make quick observations.
  • Adjust revise your proportions as you go.
  • Take lots of pictures and build your personal reference library.

You should definitely read the whole post here.

Anyways, back to Berlin:

 

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172/365 People from above. Mall of Berlin, near Potsdamer Platz. 5 mins. Notebook: Artemis
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175/365 Page of room details from the apartment we stayed in Berlin. Various times. Wilmersdorf, Berlin. April 2017 Notebook: Ichabod.
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177/365 FluxBau, from across the Spree. Köpenicker Str. Berlin. 13 April 2017

During out stay we were fortunate enough to visit the Rudolf Belling exhibition at the Hamberger Bahnhof museum. I was relatively unfamiliar with his work before this but we all really enjoyes seeing his work.

This from Wikipedia:

At the very beginning of the 20th century Rudolf Belling’s name was something like a battlecry. The composer of the “Dreiklang” (triad) evoked frequent and hefty discussions. He was the first, who took up again thoughts of the famous Italian sculptor Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1570), who, at his time, stated, that a sculpture should show several good views. These were the current assumptions at the turn of the century. However they foreshadow an indication of sculpture being three-dimensional.

Rudolf Belling amplified: a sculpture should show only good views. And so he became an opponent to one of the German head scientists of art in Berlin, Adolf von Hildebrandt, who, in his book, The problem of Form in Sculpture (1903) said: “Sculpture should be comprehensible – and should never force the observer to go round it”. Rudolf Belling disproved the current theories with his works.

His theories of space and form convinced even critics like Carl Einstein and Paul Westheim, and influenced generations of sculptors after him. It is just this point which isn’t evident enough today.

I hope to make a more comprehensive post about his work in the future.

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178/365 Porträt Geheimrat Dr. Kerschensteiner, Bronze 1932 by Rudolf Belling. “Der Münchner Mathematiker und Reformpëdagoge Georg Kerschenstwiner (1854-1932) gilt als Begründer der Arbeitsschull, einer Vorform der heutigen Berufsschule.” 5 mins. V-ball. 14th April 2017 Hamberger Bahnhoff. Notebook: Ichabod
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179/365 Rudolf Belling Schuttblume 1972 Olympiaberg Muenchen. V-ball & Pencil. Hamberger Bahnhoff. 17th April 2017 Notebook: Ichabod
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180/365 Various rushed studies of “Kopf In Messing (Toni Freeden)” by Rudolph Belling as it was in situ at the Hamberger Bahnhoff Gallery in Berlin, with postcard of the artist with the original. 17th April 2017 Notebook: Ichabod.
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182/365 Rendition of Soldier Sculpture by Rudolf Belling. From the “Skulpturen Und Architekturen” exhibition at Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnahof Berlin. Fountain Pen and pencil. 14th April 2017 Notebook: Ichabod.

Before last Tuesday’s news…

Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 162-166

Yes, I’ve been pretty shaken up over the last week. Who hasn’t. The drawings here were all made before last Tuesday’s news.

This week I’ve been putting all my energy into redecorating our kitchen, so I haven’t managed drawing yet.

Hopefully soon though.

Be kind. Be useful.

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162/365 Pedestrians in Clifton scribbled in pocketbook. V-ball. 30/09/16 Notebook: Artemis
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163/365 I dug the hamsters grave then I drew the hamsters grave. RIP Pearl. (This is my first for Inktober) 02/10/16 V-ball 5 mins Notebook: Myrtle
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164/365 Clifton Window (agin) V-ball Notebook:Myrtle
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165/365 Lotte the Fluff Dog in full office effect. To be honest she didn’t sit still all ****ing day. V-ball Draw whilst downloading various bits of data. Notebook: Myrtle
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166/365 Ivy on tree trunk. 10 mins. Straight to V-ball Notebook: Myrtle