One’s a strawberry. Dunno what the other one is. 😆 I need Google Lens so I can start identifying plants, but it’s not available for my phone yet. Or maybe an alternative, if someone can suggest one, because I’m not that fond of Google. I struggled with the background (and contrast) on this one. IContinue reading “Pot plants”
Get a pencil and a sketchbook and start drawing. Sarah Sedwick on the Learn to Paint Podcast.
Drawing faces is hard. The tiniest mismeasurement can ruin a likeness, and make the proportions look a bit odd, which I think they do here. Having said that, I’m pretty happy with this (drawn from a reference photo, not from life). I captured at least some of what I was trying to.
I was stoked to pick these up yesterday (a birthday present bought with some money from my mum). They’re lovely and soft and loaded with pigment. Look forward to doing some coloured sketches.
I love sketching trees. They’re challenging because of all the detail, but they’re also fun. There are so many different kinds, they each have a different character. and they really encourage varied mark-making and gestures. I can see why landscape painters love to paint them. This is one from my backyard.