Saturday, 2 May 2015
Deep breath time again!
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I don’t have a card or proper project to share with you.
Today I have my sketching practice to share with you. I mentioned in a post where I previously shared my sketches that I’ve not drawn for quite a while because I lost confidence in myself and felt that what I could draw was good. This drawing and practicing is all because of a book that I won from Unruly PaperArts challenge earlier this year. I want to send everyone at Unruly a huge Thank You Ladies.
I didn’t think that I would ever be able to draw like this and be happy with the end results. If anyone wants to learn how to draw beautiful kind faces mixed media style I completely and fully recommend the book I won. So huge thanks to Unruly PaperArts and a huge thank you to Jane Davenport (author) for the personal autograph and for posting my book to the
UK from ! Australia
Thankfully I’m feeling a little braver at the moment and I’m quite happy with the end result of my constant practice has achieved.
Now then the first three are really dodgy, lol, to say the least but I think they have improved, so taking a big deep breath here is what I’ve been scribbling in my A4 journal …
This one is actually A4 in size!
These were sketched onto snippets
I managed A5 size this time!
Playing with watercolour pencils: much more practice required!
A charcoal pencil A4 size again
I am struggling to draw them smaller than A4: so will have to practice more!
Update: As I was told by Mo to I’m sharing this with
Huge big thank you to all who left lovely comments too!
Sharing these photographs is a big deal for me and I know they aren’t fine art and they aren’t the best sketches ever but I’m happy with my progress and that’s why I’ve decided to share them on my blog.
I have completed Chapter One which is about the products that are used in mixed media and how you can use them. I am working on Chapters Two and Three right now and they are the basics and details of face drawing. I have really got to practice all of the steps in both of these chapters, lol, before feeling confident enough to move onto the next Chapter – this is going to take a lot of practice and time lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this weekend ttfn Karen x
Water colour pencils; pot of water; paintbrushes; water soluble soft pencil; charcoal pencils; A4 journal