Thursday, 25 August 2011
Today I have to create a background related to whatever I am intending to draw. I have given it a lot of thought and tried out one or two things but have not hit on the right combination yet.
However, Sian does suggest that if I try a new object to draw then I might spend today drawing it several times to try to get the feel of the line, so I have done just that.
Tomorrow I am going out for the day with a friend so I shall give it some thought on the journey and hope to complete the task later in the day. I do know that it is not vital to work on this project every day but I also know how easy it is to opt out - there is a happy medium.
Today's ash 'key' which I picked up somewhere abroad on my travels (can't remember where) made me think that the background should be seeds or trees related. I feel that my line drawing is getting better in that today I did at least draw these free hand with no points of reference (previously I have put the odd dot here and there to give myself help) but once I leave line drawing and try to add shading of any kind it becomes a disaster. Maybe I am jumping the gun. Time will tell.