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This weekend, I went out to Bedford to meet up with the Circus of Illustration. They’d arranged a meeting of local artists and illustrators, and it was nice to sit out on the grass and do some drawing in a group. Even if I did accidentally draw that baby with a huge head. Sorry baby.
I am pretty proud of the flesh tones in this. I’m using a ruby-red and yellow ochre to make a nice Caucasian skin tone. Up until very recently, I’ve been using too much yellow ochre, making people look really sallow – I’ve found that it has to look almost horrifically wrong when mixed on my palette, like I’m painting people the same shade as glamour model Jordan.
However, I’ve got a bit of a blog backlog going at the minute, so I’m going to be blogging my stuff in reverse chronology! I will make another two entries after this, probably over this week, detailing some of the stuff I’ve been drawing recently. Then I’ll probably have to go lie down in a dark room again, until all these interesting times blow over.