I Have A New Website

April 22, 2011

My new website is at www.AnthonyQuinnArtist.com

It features new portfolios of drawings, as well as my usual blog postings.

Thanks to everyone who has followed me on this blog to date. I hope you enjoy the new site. Please drop by and feel free to keep posting those comments!

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Jane Austere and Fred Little

December 11, 2009

I have no idea what their real names are but I know which one is probably the more relaxed.


Leisure Suit in Pen and Ink

August 27, 2009

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This drawing is almost bordering on caricature. The man steadied himself with a cane and so wasn’t terribly mobile. I thought he would present the perfect subject; interesting and not terribly active, so plenty of time to study and capture the detail of the facial features and so on. Almost as soon as I started sketching, my pen leaked all over my hands. Sometimes these things are meant to happen. Rather than stop, I just used the ink on my fingers to smear in the background and to denote a little texture on the suit.


Walcha’s Got Everything (pen and ink wash)

August 25, 2009

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I drew this at the Gunnedah markets, in the same session as the Apple Eater lady. In this instance, the subject was a stall owner who was chatting to a companion. They were lamenting the sorry state of affairs in the locality, whereby the neighbouring town of Walcha allegedly receives every benefit imaginable to mankind while their locality does it hard. I can’t comment other than to say that either is a nice place to visit. Had a flying saucer landed in the middle of the markets, her response would have been, “a bigger one landed in Walcha last week.” Behind it all, she was having the time of her life, though.

In this sketch, I did my best to capture her weathered, somewhat resigned and slightly laconic disposition.


Study in line and form

August 25, 2009

Figure drawing study

Lately, have attempted to use line to model form. Finding it harder to than expected. It’s always easier to fall back to old habits and the safety of what you know.


Chilled out

July 23, 2009

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The model didn’t show up for life-drawing, so the participants became the models. This is one of my personal favourites. There’s something very relaxed about this lady.


Robot?

July 21, 2009

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Brush and ink figure drawing. Drawing with a brush is great because it helps to ‘loosen up’ and for me, introduce some colour. This one got away from me and became a bit difficult to ‘read’. Still, there’s something in it. One for the ‘ideas’ category. Will revisit someday. This was intended to be ‘fast’ and ‘energetic’ and maybe even a bit ‘furious’ (no real reason for the latter). It certainly has some of that but perhaps spilled over into ‘loose’?