Friday, 18 October 2019

Ham radio Operator-John Allsopp G4YDM enjoys painting portraits

Ham radio Operator-John Allsopp G4YDM enjoys painting portraits


A photograph of Artist John Allsopp


Ham radio Operator-John Allsopp G4YDM enjoys painting portraits. Radio engineering is my first major interest however apart from ham radio projects including building aerial for the popular HF frequency bands I also enjoy art especially creating realistic portraits in oil, listed below are some of my popular pages displaying my recent artwork.

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Ham Radio operator John G4YDM enjoys painting

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM enjoys painting 





  • Draw fine lines when you start with your drawing tablet, they are easily erased if they are not right, practice in all things make perfect.
  • I would you a reference a photograph is the best you can copy it easily or project a picture onto paper this way is, in my opinion, the best way to learn perspective.
  • You can find great pictures on the internet to help you get started, magazines and books with illustrations in are what I used.
  • Proportions in a human body, everyone who starts out in art find this difficult in time with practice you will learn the rules a person body is around twelve times the length of the head
  • Star by doing rough sketches, then focus on different parts of the body, you will get there it sounds like a mammoth task, at first it's daunting, keep practicing.
  • Draw the same figure over and over eventually you will get better your drawing will look better each time to practice.
  • Clothing comes last when you have refined your drawing, work on the clothes last.

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM enjoys painting 



Ham Radio operator paints portraits-tips

                Ham Radio operator paints portraits-tips

  • Draw fine lines when you start with your drawing tablet, they are easily erased if they are not right, practice in all things make perfect.
  • I would you a reference a photograph is the best you can copy it easily or project a picture onto paper this way is, in my opinion, the best way to learn perspective.
  • You can find great pictures on the internet to help you get started, magazines and books with illustrations in are what I used.
  • Proportions in a human body, everyone who starts out in art find this difficult in time with practice you will learn the rules a person body is around twelve times the length of the head
  • Star by doing rough sketches, then focus on different parts of the body, you will get there it sounds like a mammoth task, at first it's daunting, keep practicing.
  • Draw the same figure over and over eventually you will get better your drawing will look better each time to practice.
  • Clothing comes last when you have refined your drawing work on the clothes




Ham Radio operator paints portraits-tips


Heres an excellent example of digital artwork by Michael William

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Ham Radio operator John Allsopp-paints too

Ham Radio operator John Allsopp-paints too



Ham Radio operator John Allsopp-paints too.  Digital art, what is it, quite simply it's using a software program to create art you can use conventional photographs as a template then using light pens and a drawing tablet, you can trace and develop the artwork using algorithms produced by the programmer who created the program.

You don't need to possess the ability to draw although you can sketch if you wish, I often use a projector to form the shapes of my paintings and portraits, you could do the same to create digital art remember there are many ways to create art the internet is an excellent way to learn, why not educate yourself in the digital art techniques, art is delightful and a great deal of fun.

Heres a great example of digital artwork by Michael Williams


Ham Radio operator John Allsopp-paints too