Description This is a sketch completed in 10 minutes at life drawing directly into the digital record by drawing onto a tablet computer usiing the ArtRage program. I have been drawing from the nude model with my art group for 5 years but this day was the first experiment with the use of virtual media in a life situation. Very different from the feel of real pencil on paper and I am not sure if I will continue with this approach.I certainly will not abandon the real media completely but it is fascinating and has the advantage of very easy uploading to Imagekind. I will soon be uploading a lot more of my traditional art worked in real materials and you will be able to see the very different results.
David Bleakley, Sunshine Coast Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I am an Artist and Photographer who likes to experiment in many media including acrylics oils graphics etching and digital art.
I attend life drawing most weeks and have become a more active artist since retiring 5 years ago after 30 years as a Specialist Surgeon. --------
Art was always my passion but until these retirement years it was pushed into the background.My involvement in Surgery and Anatomy perhaps explains to some extent my bias towards the Human Figure, drawing and representational art but on the other hand not many surgeons have any artistic aptitude at all! -----
I lived in Papua New Guinea while training in surgery and regard this time as the most exciting and significant of my life. Every day was rich in experience.PNG was also rich in traditional culture with over 600 different language groups and endless material to stimulate the artistic appetite.