Sketching your food everyday is like sketching boot camp. It was also a great way to get back into the daily sketching habit. (I did very little sketching during 2020.) My aim was to work fast, get my color mixes as accurate as I could, and, of course, record the moment. Most of these I… Continue reading Food Sketches Feb 2021
Watercolor Class, Buildings Class, and a few other sketches are in this little 3.5 x 5.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover sketchbook. What a journey it has been! I learned so much!
This is the first sketchbook I finished, the second sketchbook I started. I had accidentally labeled it volume 1, then found the earlier sketchbook, so I changed it to volume 1b. This is a 5.5 x 8.5 inch Stillman & Birn Beta, softcover. I used it mostly for classwork, and color tests. Very much a… Continue reading Sketchbook 1b Complete
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
In January 2020 I started the Buildings Course by Liz Steel. I love her work, and her classes! She is an inspiration to me! I decided to use this sketchbook, though I had several going at the time, in an effort to finish it off. Though I did not finish the class, I starting having… Continue reading Buildings Course
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