I have made a pledge with myself that I am going to try and do a drawing every day, some will be small and a bit crap and others may be more ambitious but knowing me none will take any longer than an hour and probably most of them around 20 minutes or so.
I think I am getting the hang of photographing my drawings, its quite tricky keeping the paper white without washing out everything else but this is a learning process.
This one was done in Costa and just squeezed into small part of the page, but turned out to be the best one on it. Done with a fine bic biro and watercolour.
This was a cyclamen plant I bought myself the other day. Done with a superfine pitt pen and watercolour.
50 small painting projects to get you started
This book arrived this morning and I think it is just what I need. I have been inspired to try out painting with either oils or acrylic for a little while, inspired by my friend Rosie who creates fabulous abstract and imaginative figurative paintings with the medium.
I have been playing around with acrylic paint before, with little guidance with some quite comical results. So this book, with its 50 small paintings is right up my alley as the only painting I have done before has been with watercolors and therefore I am a complete beginner. I have done the first two paintings today, very simple landscapes using flat colours. but looking further into the book there is plenty of scope to experiment around a painting finding my own subject to practice the skill.
Welcome to my sketchblog. After abandoning drawing as a teenager, I started again about 3 years ago when my daughter was two and started drawing herself, and I join in.
My drawing has improved loads over the last 3 years and just looking back in my sketchbooks its obvious how much has changed. I do try to draw someone every day
Anyway here’s something from my last sketchbook. I do seem to be spending quite a bit of time lurking in cafe’s drawing people lately, there will be more to come soon.
But it’s something i do every week. I just love the taste of freshly baked bread as does my family. Three of these four loaves will end up in the freezer, and keep us in bread for the week.
Relatively mundane today. Had a run to both the Chinese supermarket ( KW Foods ) for the fish sauce (Thai), sambal oeleck (Malaysian chilli sauce) , and glass noodles (China), and the Indian Shop for mustard Seeds, naga chillies and fresh coriander. I actually wanted curry leaves, but they had sold out.