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I Love Hue

I Love Hue could be the ideal mobile-phone game for painters. It’s beautifully designed, and it’ll test your sensitivity to various kinds of colour contrast.

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Melvin Day

A New Zealand painter whose work I’ve recently discovered and really like is Melvin Day. Many of his landscapes remind me of Colin McCahon’s. I love the colour palettes; the layering and textures; the mysterious, transparent geometric shapes; the stencilled(?) words; the thick, dark lines around things; and even the cubism, which I don’t often like (it just looks too busy to me!). They’re the kind of paintings you could stand and look at for a long time, I think.

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Sketching

Lamp practice

I did this sketch in preparation for a painting I’m going to do. (I wanted to practise drawing the lamp.) This is my reference photo.

I used a Tombow Mono 6B to do the sketch. Beautiful pencil—both to use, and how it looks. Pretty reasonably priced for the quality too.

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Imagined landscape

Drawing’s really fun when you loosen up and let go. A bit like faith, I guess.

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A coupla sketches