Not that I’m a very skilled or experienced artist yet (I do respect the word), but I’m definitely in that mindset. And in the Men’s at work the other day, I noticed this button on the top of the toilet cistern. I loved the dark, abstract shapes in the reflection, and I knew I hadContinue reading “Funny the things you notice (as an artist)”
This is a plein-air sketch from a few days ago.
I went for a couple of months recently without drawing or painting anything, mainly because I was distracted by work. But I’ve started sketching again, with a little help and inspiration from this book. All of the below images are exercises or copies from the book. Click on them to see the full image.
I find leaves like this really hard to draw—in particular, the veins and the subtle value shifts across the leaf. This was meant to look like the front of the leaf, but it looks more like the back. Also capturing the form of the leaf. I’m never quite sure which way to make my marksContinue reading “Difficult leaves”