Thursday, 25 August 2011

Day 5

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.


  1. Finally made it over here to your new blog.
    The more one sketches the better one becomes.
    I love what you are doing but I have to ask the question, When do you find the time ?
    From your other blog your life is "jammed" packed. I made a funny here as you just posted about all the chutney and jam making you are making.
    The only thing I can think of is, just enjoy the time you are spending drawing. I so enjoy it.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. These seeds are interesting- already you are using variation in line thickness, and looking at what lies within the outlines. I can see you getting more confident and improving in leaps and bounds before you know it!

  3. I agree that your line drawing is improving. Specifically it is much more sensitive. It augurs well.