I draw. ALL THE TIME. It’s the only way to become any good at anything, to do it. And to keep on doing it…
Sketching and drawing and painting all help each other, idle sketches like this (from good reference books) help the hand-eye relationship and steady the lines, I made these sketches directly in sepia pen on crappy notepad paper and would recommend this no-pressure doodling to anyone who wants to better their craft.
Took a whole heap of fabulous photos on the weekend, dearly wanted to paint one of the cygnets I took pics of. This little watercolour is 3 x 4″, I’m definitely going to paint a larger one, most enjoyable
warmed up with this one today…
Been working on this one for a while today, pretty happy with it’s progress.
watercolour on illustration board.
I’ve been drawing a LOT of birds lately. I recently had the good fortune to study and photograph some chickens, wonderful creatures, amazing to watch them in action and great fun to draw, love their body language and the challenge of finding the right ‘lines’.
It’s actually a young Australian Robin. Really enjoying drawing little birdies right now…
I have a lovely little area outside, the wrens love to frolic and carry on. I sat there patiently and managed to catch these elusive little beauties with the camera, made these sketches based on the photos.