bike drawn over two point perspective grid

What can be seen in perspective?


PERSPECTIVE


Perspective is about how we see things in space. It can be difficult to understand at first.

However, having the ability to see in perspective is the key to capture something intangible such as the space around us, and enclose this 3D form in a flat, white piece of paper!

Done it right, it can show us the world from an angle beyond ordinary human observation.

One point, two point, three, four points of perspective! – How many points of perspective can we have?

What a variety of unusual angles we can project by connecting just the dots…!

This game is challenging yet, extremely fascinating…

 

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Working on my latest commission, I’ve encountered this problem:

I needed to find the best point of perspective, which in this case would unable the rider to ‘visually’ jump out of the picture.

What would be the best solution?

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Bike drawn over two point perspective grid.

I have used two point perspective: Two point perspective uses two vanishing points placed on the horizon line. Receding lines are drawn from each one of the vanishing points.

The eye of the viewer will follow along these lines to one of the vanishing points.

Parallel, vertical lines are drawn to indicate where the biker ends and his height. The closer that these lines are placed in space to the vanishing points on either side, the longer the form appears.

PLAYING WITH PERSPECTIVE

Once we know how to place an object on the perspective grid, we can play with a variety of arrangements of vanishing points and angles.

 

 

 

Here the vertical parallel lines are angled hence making an illusion of the biker tilting to the right… 😉

PERSPECTIVE EYE

I have to admit that when I am painting I can see the objects I paint perfectly arranged on a grid which I mentally draw in my head; and see those objects on the paper before they are being even drawn.

 


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Commission me to create for you a personalised piece that captures you or someone you love in a favourite sporting activity.

It’s a perfect present, so personal and thoughtful, when you give it to that special person in your life: the athlete who you admire and of whom you’re really proud…

On my customized pictures I capture:

– any sport activity

– the colours of your team/gear – so you know where you belong…

– anywhere you want – you can have any landmark in the background to show off your most memorable adventures and achievements.

FROM PHOTOS TO ORIGINAL ART:

If you have any photos, one is all I need, however, even if you haven’t got a photo, description works fine.

TIME:

Try to order two weeks before the birthday or anniversary.

COST:
Prices start from £90 but contact me so we can discuss your best option.

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Cycling Love Story


And off they went on their bikes…

Having someone to understand your passion is nice, having someone to share the same passion with you – that must feel like being in heaven! A perfect match, the One, maybe even the One to spend the life time with… (ohh… please! Don’t spoil it anyone!)

So, there were two people, a girl and a boy… They went out on their bikes, separately as they didn’t know each other at that time…

They have been seeing each other passing by every day as they were choosing this route for their daily cycling workout:

From Clitheroe to Waddington, then over Waddy Fell, through Dunsop Bridge, then White Well, over Hall Hill and back to Clitheroe… Pretty though ride, good workout, 2 hours, two big hills to climb…

So they have seen each other passing by, every day. Sometimes they were heading in the same direction, (he overtaking her really, only because she allowed him though! :D) sometimes they came from the opposite directions, passing by, sending a fleeting smile, a wave of the hand…

One day, they finally met, they finally stopped and talked to each other… It was only because:
She got flat tyre… He stopped and helped, because he was a gentleman (like all the cyclists are!)

She tanked him, embarrassed, she knew how to change the tyre really, she just wanted him to stop, to talk, to meet…

Lovers in White Well, available at the Mancheck exhibition: The Inn At White Well Hall 29th June – 9th July
Platform Gallery Clitheroe: 10th July – 22nd July 2018

It worked! – From that moment onwards they have been cycling together side by side…

And every year, at the same time, they cycle to the very place she got her tyre flat… At the bridge in White Well…

The moral of this story is: WE GIRLS DON’T NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE TYRE, because the cyclists men are real gentlemen and would always help on the road.

Sometimes, you never know, it may lead to finding the One (if you’re a cyclist and find a cyclist then it surely would be just perfect match! :D)

The kissing cyclists – the original is still available from my Etsy shop.

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First Rays Of Sunshine


Into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

I know how it is like: January, days look grim, it is cold, dark and rain is pouring down the sky.

On the days like this, we miss the sunshine, the warmth and the fresh breeze of air: those prompts which easily motivate us to go outside and enjoy life.

Like many others on New Year’s Eve, I longed to start something new. I wanted to capture the essence of new beginnings, one that comes with the new year and the beginning of spring, the feeling of fresh, warm air blowing for the first time after months of bitter cold.

This piece is called “The First Rays of Sunshine.” and it has been created to bring you closer to spring, fast-forward those juvenile days we are longing for on cold January days. 

Imagine this:

It’s the early morning. The air is cool and smells of fresh pine, while the sun shines, warming your skin. Riding slowly through the woods, you hear the “tweet, tweet, tweeeet” of the birds above you. You take a deep breath of crisp air, looking at the clear, blue sky.

Ah. Spring has come…

Here, I’ve used my signature medium – a mixture of gloss paints for the subjects and oil paints for the background.

Oil paints can often be difficult to use, as they tend to dry very slowly, but the patience is promptly rewarded with a lovely texture I frequently incorporate into my artworks, such as this one.

 

 DOWNLOAD THE PICTURE ON A5 CARD

I usually reproduce my imagery on a card. I feel that doing so I am giving you the best opportunity to enjoy my art and wider spread my desire to inspire and motivate you to go outside and enjoy life.

Now, you can download a FREE PDF of this card.
The file is all set up to print on a card or to use as a screensaver on your device.

That’s not all – when you download the PDF you are being automatically entered into a prize draw. The main prize:
A4 mounted print of this picture
and further 4 x A5 cards. 

 

DOWNLOAD THE PICTURE ON A5 CARD

The draw closes on 31st February 2018, the winners will be announced on 2nd February.

 

A6 CYCLING CARDS WITH A MESSAGE


FOCUS ON WHAT YOU HAVE, AND YOU’LL GET EVEN MORE.

I strongly believe in the law of attraction and the power of our minds. Our inner monologues and inner beliefs shape our reality more than we think. Words do indeed change the world.

These cards were created inspired by my own experiences: Joining the cycling club has opened up the door to so many great adventures, exhilarating experiences, and harsh challenges that truly pushed me to my limits. Some other cyclists tended to push themselves to the extremes!

Having rather a slim figure myself that was “great for climbing,” as my companions reckoned, many of them often thought I’d be the quickest of the pack.

Sadly, that wasn’t always true – training felt so painful at times. On a cold, rainy day, the thought of giving up became very tempting.

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE, AND YOU’LL ACHIEVE EVEN MORE

The desire to go on pushed me forward to the end. It didn’t matter how I placed; there wasn’t any shame in coming last, but giving up before the end? Now that would be something to be ashamed of. Whenever that harsh inner critic in my head starts to make me think I can’t, I immediately start a mantra to force that negativity away and embrace the belief that I can.

 

I can. I can. I can!

I know what it’s like to lack motivation. That’s why I’m sharing these short quotes with you, to give you a dash of encouragement on a little greeting card, so you can pass it on to others and help them find the right spark, too.

 

 

A6 card (small) – £2

3 x small (A6) card – £5

Cycling Art – how it started


I was always very envious seeing people on bikes and wanted to join this great activity. After buying my first road bike I have joined the local Clitheroe Bike Club. It was the start a great period in my life, full of adventures, challenges and a connection with great people.

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Every Saturday the club meets at 9am to go for a ride. Split into groups, varied according to our abilities and skills, I found my love in climbing hills: The hilly billies was the name of my group as we were deliberately choosing difficult routes, full of challenging uphills.

A Christmas party took place in my Cycling club and it impressed me to prepare some gifts for the raffle. That was the first time when I used my special technique and made a few cards. I had lots of fun creating and the feedback was so positive… I got loads of orders, people wanted my pictures and cards for presents!

Few years after and I have created an elaborate collection.

You can view available originals, cards and prints in the SHOP area

Glossy painting


I would like to tell you something about my technique. It is particular.

I simply use an ordinary non-drip gloss paint which I pour freely from a pallet knife. The tool never touches the paper to allow the image to have its own life.

The effect is great – even when the paint is dry it looks glossy, it keeps shining, and because I never sketch what I am painting as I totally rely on accidental splashes in order to capture the movement.

When the paint is dry I can cover certain slip-ups with an acrylic paint and add a little wash of ink in the background. With a splash of the colour, the picture takes a different life.

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Paul Kenton – Bus Stop Blues painting

I don’t remember how I got about using the gloss paint – and it needs to be a particular gloss paint, non-drip, so the flow of the paint is not too quick and runny

I encountered an artist in one of the London Galleries, Paul Kenton – he was using something similar to create his cityscape. I thought I would like to try this technique, however, struggled with finding appropriate paint. Acrylics were too runny or too thick, I wanted nice, gluey consistency. I think that’s how I thought about the gloss paint – having found a tin at home.

 

My technique developed a lot since the first time I had used it and you can view available originals, prints and cards in my SHOP area.