Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘Ah Here, Leave It Out’

This time I’m back to watercolours. So this painting is based on a photograph I took of an old lady while walking along in the Gay Pride in Dublin 2010. I was just taking photos of the day and all the colourful people that were taking part. So while coming up Dame Street I saw this old Dublin lady standing at the side of the road, just staring with her mouth open. I love her expression. A mixture of confusion, shock and bewilderment. So while walking along, she just happened to look into the camera at that split second I took the snap. Then I was gone along with the masses.

I named this piece after a recent viral video of a Dublin woman screaming to stop a fight. This will explain better of what I mean. So while painting this I couldn’t help but hear that womans voice in my head. Crazy I know.

Watercolour & Ink on 36cm x 51cm Cotton 300g/m² heavyweight paper

‘Ah Here, Leave It Out’
© Ian Pearce 2012

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Patiently Waiting

Ok so here we go again. Another Illustration. This time it’s of my friend Dhammika, from a shoot I did almost two years ago. The shoot took place in the Welcome Inn, an infamous Dublin pub, and it was for Dhammikas label A Brief History.

Regarding cross hatching I’m still learning, but I’m getting the feel for it now. One thing I need to to remember is that I should have shaded the face last as I totally overdid it here. It’s not a total disaster but less is more. If I had started somewhere else I could have got a rhythm and flow going on the shading. Please leave a comment if you like.

Ink on 220g/m² A3 Heavyweight Paper

© Ian Pearce 2012


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Bertil & Broken Glasses

This is an illustration of my father-in-law wearing his freshly broken glasses. He realised they were gone while getting on the bus. The said bus flattened them. When we found them near the bus stop  I asked him to put them on so that I could get his portrait. I love his defeated expression.

This is my second attempt at cross hatching. My technique is not the best, very messy and non-uniform. But I felt I got some nice shading towards the end. I especially like along the neck. Finding it difficult to maintain the same line length, distance and angle. My arm freezes up or spasms sometimes (not sure whats wrong there). But I do feel I’m getting some progress and understanding, and from what I’ve learnt from this painting I feel the next one will be much better.

Ink on 220g/m² A3 Heavyweight Paper

© Ian Pearce 2012

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