Today I haven’t been feeling so well, think I may be coming down with a cold. I have slept for most of the day. The thought of doing a drawing was not something that excited me. So I quickly did a rough sketch in pen. Of a deer. I think he looks like how I feel today. Not my best work, but it expresses my mood quite well. Hope after a good nights sleep I will be feeling a bit better tomorrow.
A very quick sketch done in my Visual Diaryfrom an excerise out of “The Art of Pencil Drawing” by Walter Foster. I think I spent a total of 30min on this sketch. I didn’t have much time to draw in much detail. Maybe I will come back to it at a later stage, but for now I am happy with it. I am glad that I didn’t struggle to much with proportions in this drawing, it’s not perfect but I am glad that after just a few days of drawing excercises my eye is again able to pick up detail and proportions better.
I am quick excited as this evening I will be attending the first evening of the birth prep course that I will be going to over the next couple of week. Tomorrow I will write a pregnancy up date and share how the first evening at the course went.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Still Life of Toy Sheep
Next I started to do a detailed drawing in pencil of the toy sheep.
I took a few photos of the developing drawing. It is definitely quite interesting to draw something so fluffy, I much prefer drawing people.
I woke up this morning and realized that it has been too long since I spent time drawing. So I decided to do a rough sketch of a tiger in charcoal. While drawing I realized that I am very much out of practice and definitely need to spend more time developing my drawing technique. I found myself struggling to capture details that were once so easy. I also realized that I really need to invest in better quality pencils are the ones I have aren’t nice to work with.
So I have decided to start a new Project. I plan to do aleast one drawing a day Monday through to Friday. As a result you will soon be seeing a lot more drawings. Hopeful you will be able to see improvement in my drawings as I hope to once again reach I high quality of drawing. I am quite excited about it as it feels like a little adventure. Hopeful I will be able to keep up with this project of mine.
Today I had a moment where I just felt like relaxing and doodling. So I took out my visual diary, a box of crayons and just drew. I didn’t really have a plan, this picture is what I ended up with. While is high school I would often do something similar while in class as a way of keeping my hands busy so that I could concentrate. When I doodle I often end up drawing flowers and butterflies. Probably because that’s what I drew the most when I was a child and can drew them without much concentration and thought. I guess I would have to admit that I love flowers at butterflies as you may have noticed I have done a few painting of both. Feeling totally relaxed now.
I spent my day painting this butterfly. I enjoyed it so much that I thought maybe somebody would like to buy it. I then wondered off in my thoughts dreaming about the idea of selling my art work. I would love to be a full time artist working from home one day while my children are at school. At the moment this is just a dream, not sure if anyone would actually be interested in buying my art work. I will keep dreaming and painting, who knows maybe one day I will actually be selling my artwork.