Neil McChrystal Art

Artist and Illustrator

By

Drawing eight – lump sanguine

I love lump sanguine. There’s nothing quite like drawing with rock 🙂

day eight

By

Drawing seven

day seven small

By

Drawing five

2B Pencil. I always struggle with soft pencil – too soft to be precise but too hard to be expressive (like charcoal)… Good to play with the balance though.

day five

By

Drawings two, three and four

Sticking with the same dried flower head, moving to fine markers. Drawing two is a quick study in 0.3mm marker.
day two

Drawing three looks more closely at how the petals/leaves grow cyclically. It’s easy to think they’re concentric rings but they’re not.day three

Drawing four – just focusing on the stem in detail; how it grows in segments and how the outer bark has split.

day four

By

28 Drawings Later 2017 – Day One

After a year of throwing paint at canvases in a fairly expressionistic kind of way, I feel like getting back to basics is in order, so for this year’s February drawing challenge that’s my theme : back to basics. I don’t know where it’s going, and you’ll probably see some disasters that wouldn’t normally see the light of day this month, but anyway, here’s day one.

day one

By

Drawing twenty-eight : 28 Bananas Later

…and we’re finished! 28 drawings in 28 days! The last one was always going to be banana related 😉

Drawing twenty-eight : 28 Bananas Later

By

Drawing twenty-seven : The final bloom

On home straight now, and searching the flat for stuff to draw….

Drawing twenty-seven : The final bloom

By

Drawing twenty-six : The Broken Hand Still Points

Drawing twenty-six : The Broken Hand

By

Drawing twenty-five : The Horse of Selene

I would love to do some proper drawings from the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum someday. This is a quick sketch taken from a book.

Drawing twenty-five : The Horse of Selene

By

Drawing twenty-four : kiwi dreams

Sort of a prequel to drawing six, which proved popular.

Drawing twenty-four : kiwi dreams