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.
I enjoy drawing these each day while sheltering in place. 🙂 It’s interesting to see what I am excited to draw and what I dread…but I never let myself off the hook. I’m not skipping any. I believe persevering and working consistently will improve my skills even if I’m not happy with results.
One thing I’m learning about myself as I draw is that I often miscalculate the amount of room I will need for something. For example, take this lionfish: His “legs” should be a lot longer. But I was having a lot of fun sketching last night. An hour and a half flew by!
Just emulating or channeling Roald Dahl’s illustrator, Sir Quentin Saxby Blake. I love his style and identify with it a lot.
I’m playing around with new techniques and styles. I really like this artist, Olivier Tallec. I
emulated copied his illustration to see how he managed the shadow on the wolf’s face. I like his color choice and the graphite pencils he used. I don’t have any…I tried pencil and chalk and didn’t like either. Just placed an order for graphite pencils and I’m excited to use them!
I used tracing paper. Super cool. Felt like cheating as I drew, but then I realized I was able to draw at a level of detail I’m not used to. We’ve found four scorpions in the house and one in the pool thus far.