I’m never quite sure how best to collage the 4Ocean goodies! That postcard takes up so much space!
Wardrobe sketches! I really liked how Liz Steel sketched her garments and I copied it directly to try to figure out what made it work for me. It seems so much more dynamic than my typical wardrobe sketches! I decided the border line really helped, the outlined labels, and the shadows. Two days later I… Continue reading Wardrobe Feb 2019
Starting Liz Steel’s Sketching Now Foundations, again, and here is my Intro 1 assignment.
Continuing in my Sketchbook 2 tour, I have some classwork from both Foundations, as well as Watercolor on Location. This was a failed effort to paint a landscape while out on location. I realized that I still have much to learn, since I had no idea how to fix the issues I had. This wine… Continue reading Classwork & More
My food sketching challenge is complete! I have amazed myself that I completed this challenge! Looks like this will capture the last of the dining out for awhile, as I’m now in lock-down due to COVID-19. Stay safe, everyone.
The complete sketchbook. I learned so much in the two years it took me to finish this book. I had multiple sketchbooks going during this time. I was really still struggling to establish the regular practice and habit that I wanted, as well as to build my drawing skills. I’m pretty sure I may always… Continue reading Sketchbook 1a Complete
Food sketches and color tests were a big focus for much of the rest of my very first sketchbook. This is an A5 Leuchtturm Sketchbook, which I was beginning to realize was not very good paper for the wet techniques I prefer. That did not stop me from playing with and finishing the book. Here… Continue reading Experiments with Food and Color Tests
I believe this was my very first attempt at sketching my house. It may be my only attempt to date, now that I think about it. After this, my sketchbook efforts get quite sketchy indeed. I wanted to sketch daily, but missed the mark, so I’d leave pages blank. Sometimes I’d fill them in with… Continue reading Lessons in Paper
My very first dedicated sketchbook was definitely a rough thing. I started it in 2018 with an attempt to Draw Your Day, as I was inspired by Samantha Dion’s book by the same title. My colors were too pale, and it was bleeding through, and I thought I was painting “wrong.” It would take me… Continue reading My Very First Sketchbook