Sketching

450-liliesIt’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a pencil and sketchbook to sketch anything but wireframes and structural designs. This weekend I decided it was time to try and get back into it and started with a favourite subject – flowers. I’m such a girl. I’m very rusty, but it felt good to be working on some art just for fun. No work. No client expectations. Just the enjoyment of sketching something and playing with shadows and lines.

I’m hoping to do a lot more drawing in the coming weeks. I have a lot of practicing to do. I’d like to also do some colour work. Coloured pencils and gouache was my medium in school, but I’d love to try my hand at some other mediums as well. Watercolours always look so lovely and soft and I’m pondering trying that first. Then, perhaps oils. I never attempted oils at school.

The picture has lost some of the subtle lines in the original, but I thought by sharing it, it would be a kick in the butt I need to keep practicing and improve.

1 Comment

  • Marcel Klomp
    October 26, 2009 at 9:38 am  - Reply

    Nice! And good for you! I do hope you’ll find the time and motivation to indeed keep it up. I’m looking forward to see more.

    I’m nowhere near as talented as you, but I used to paint all the time. Strictly with oil. To this day whenever I smell oils it gives me chills for some reason. I used to be able to recognize certain oils by there distinctive smell…. lovely. Then the internet came along. It brought me Rachel and php… but it took away painting.

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