Sketchtember 2016

For this year’s Sketchtember Challenge I decided to focus on working from screencaps of some of my favorite movies and TV shows. I’m such an ancient history geek.

Vorenus Praying from HBO Rome
Vorenus Praying from HBO Rome
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Olympia and a young Alexander from Alexander
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Vorenus and Niobe from HBO Rome
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Caesar and Tiberius from Spartacus
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Atia with her slaves from HBO Rome

Junebugs 2016

A collection of the bugs and other creepy crawlies I did for the #junebug art challenge.

Junebug 01 2016 by Bronwen MacDonald

Junebug 03 2016 by Bronwen MacDonald

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21 Day Sketching Challenge 2015

Earlier in the year I jumped on the chance to get a special rate for a lifetime membership to Pencilkings.com. It is a video based art tutorial community that offers a number of video tutorials, challenges and has a private community forum for sharing work. While the videos tend towards digital, game and animation work there are a couple of solid foundation course for beginners and a few more interesting ones one gesture drawing and environmental design that I’d like to take when I have the time.

During the past month the community had a 21-Day Sketch Challenge on the go. The requirements were simple: draw for 21 days to have your name thrown into a hat for a chance to win a NOMAD art satchel. Hell yes. Please and thank you. I’ve eyed this satchel since their Kickstarter got off the ground so the opportunity to win one really helped me commit to the full 21 days. We’re waiting for the contest to finish at the end of the month but I’ll keep you updated.

Until then, here is all 21 days of sketches collected for you.
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Next up? INKtober and Month of Fear. Going to be a busy busy kitten during October.

Copy-work – Bargue Plate I, 3

I suppose that in many ways I am rather old-fashioned. I love doing copy-work, whether that is writing out Latin or doing cast study copies. This curriculum developed by Charles Bargue are a series of plates that were designed for students to copy. The intention is to prepare both the eye and hand for working on drawing plaster casts / sculptures in situ and then moving on to working with live models.  Continue reading “Copy-work – Bargue Plate I, 3”

Waking Up

I was inspired by a photograph that a friend of mine put up on Instagram for this drawing. My friend is the awesome crazy author Ksenia Anske who writes really weird and cool fantasy / horror books and gives them away for free (Or you can buy them, your choice)!

Recently I’ve tried to loosen up and work a little more fluidly, otherwise the perfectionist in me fights me all the way to redo tiny bits and things take forever. So for this one I drew on watercolor paper (that doesn’t take well to erasing) and worked only in 8B so that I really had to commit to where I was going to put lines down.

It was an interesting experiment and I have another coming up soon with the same technique so enjoy!

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