Monday, May 28, 2012

The Drawing Lab - Exercise 1

Last week I bought this awesome book by Carla Sonheim, The Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists.
In it are 52 detailed exercises to inspire you to create a variety of different subjects in different media.

At the weekend I did Exercise 1 - Draw Cats in Bed. Essentially I had to draw about 30 cats from my imagination in pen, then pick two to render in different ways.

Here are my load of cats:

















I picked two that I liked the best (quite difficult in a selection that bad!) and did them in Prismacolor pencils and watercolours. I have never used watercolours before and I had NO IDEA what I was doing. It shows! (They are like kids' drawings!)

















A fun way to put together a couple of different drawings. I really enjoyed it and look forward to doing more from this book!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So out of practice!

So after my mini moan about not having time to draw, I forced myself to pick up pencil and paper at the weekend, and this slightly scary, and not at all accurate, sketch was produced. Lemurs are supposed to be cute!!



















I think I really need to get drawing more regularly to try and improve my skills. Maybe one evening a week? I should've kept up with the scavenger hunts...

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I miss drawing!

With all this work on my crochet blanket and making creatures for my new Etsy venture I never have any time for drawing. I miss it so much! I need to make some time to at least do some sketching before I forget how to do anything.... :(

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Baby Blanket still going!!

This is taking forever! But at least it's beginning to take shape now. I reckon I'm about a third of the way through. It's already used up over 1 skein! I think it's pretty though. I really hope mum and dad to be like it!!