While walking Opal, a beautiful roadrunner crossed our path.
*Day 3 of Everyday Sketching by Jon Stitch on Creativebug.com.
You would think that since books are rectangular, this would be easy. I had to start over three times and I’m still not thrilled with the final result, but I learned that I need to shade the shadows lighter. I really like Jon Stitch’s teaching style – very Zen.
I recommend watching “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix. It is the best wildlife documentary I have ever seen. It’s an amazing 85-minute film and quite the departure from the shoot ’em ups of fiction and real life going on.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
As I mixed three colors to make this palette, I felt like Lucy in the “I Love Lucy” shows- working furiously and creating a disaster. It was comical!
I realize I have a tendency to put too much water on the brush.
I’m learning and it’s fun. Posting just to hold myself accountable for daily practice.
Now that I’ve finished drawing all 642 Things to Draw and I’ve finished the illustrations for my third book (Chloe the Cling Fish and her Clutter), I’m back to Creativebug.com. This apple is the first day of “Everyday Sketching: 31 Still Life Prompts.” I publish on this blog only to hold myself accountable to be creative every single day (outside of my job as a 5/6th grade English and social studies teacher).
I’ll never be a Klee, Rembrandt or any other famous artist. I just want to express myself to the best of my ability. And I’m having so much fun doing it!