April, not much sketching happened, but some… My second clutter sketch, and my first sketch using the POV method. Inspired by Stephen Reddy and Paul Heston for this one. I did sketch over a photograph on my iPad in Procreate in order to teach myself what kind of lines and drawing is needed to achieve… Continue reading POV Sketch, Bougainvillea, and more
Foundations lessons, and inspiration from Time Team! I fell in love with those medieval maps! Need to find a way to learn how to do that! I copied this one from the screen! I was too overwhelmed to sketch Montezuma’s Castle while on location, so sketched this from a photograph. Clearly I need more practice,… Continue reading Time Team & Montezuma’s Castle
A collection of random items on my pages, without much organization. Wardrobe as the seasons begin to change, deliveries, and art supplies. Yep, that pretty much captures March!
Once again I’m starting Liz Steel’s Sketching Now Foundations course. It’s getting embarrassing how often I begin but never start! However, I always learn something, even when my participation is a bit disappointing. Hopefully this time will be better and I’ll actually do the whole course? I must note, I am challenged to finish because… Continue reading Foundations Begins
My very first attempt to do One Week, One Hundred People. Since I’m not leaving the house and do not see people, I decided to do fast gesture drawings of the television show I was watching. I’ve never done anything like it, and had no idea if I even could! While I decided that nearly… Continue reading Week 10, March 2021
A mixed week of deliveries and what not. I tried adding a map of my daily walk to the mailbox. I learned that maps take a long time! Need to find faster methods! I am, of course, still shielding at home, so I’m working on finding the small, daily things to sketch. This time in… Continue reading Everyday Sketching Week 9
New supplies, and mysteries, a lot of color testing Potter’s Pink, and seeking out those lavenders, February brought a mix of sketches. This is the page that launched the lavender search. I was trying to color match the post card, and didn’t quite get the results I wanted. I do love to sketch art supplies!… Continue reading February Pages
Have not done nearly what I hoped to do for the sketching, or anything else. Pandemic and lockdown continues to interfere with my ability to sketch. However, I did make a few pages, and I’m loving how what I’ve learned in Sketchbook Design is really making my pages look so much better! I’m working with… Continue reading January’s Sketch Pages
Sketchbook Design begins, and I couldn’t be more excited! A Sketching Now class by Liz Steel, this class hits right where I’m weakest! Design, and layout!
It sure is hard for me to sketch in Lockdown! However, here is a little page to capture a variety of bits and bobs from December. I had done the staircase clutter sketch in the style of Stephen Reddy, using ink wash instead of watercolor. This right here, this is the essence of my pandemic… Continue reading December 2020