In order to improve my drawing skills I have been going to watercolour classes(!) and while everyone else has battled with colour I have focused on light and shade with pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. Some of my efforts have reached my Following a Thread sketch book whilst others, although I have kept them, really should be binned.
The skill on which I have tried to focus, is to look at how the light falls on the object. It seems fairly obvious really but I haven’t always found it easy to void areas and then work around them. When I first began the City and Guilds course (quite a while ago) we did lots of mark making exercises using different media and I found it a lot easier when the marks didn’t have to resemble anything. Now I am expected to recreate nature’s bounty in two dimensions.
As you can see from the pictures below, a rose and a shoe made it to the sketchbook as did a hollyhock and a dried poppy seed head.
This close-up of an acorn has yet to find a home.
Moss14 Jan, 2021
“Invisible Kisses”: an inspiration12 Jan, 2021
Self Portrait05 Jan, 2021
Work in Progress by new EAST Member Vinny Stapley31 Dec, 2020
An Eco Leaf Print Journal for 202117 Dec, 2020
Christmas Quiz 202012 Dec, 2020
While out walking04 Dec, 2020
Starting a new piece of work