Art Practice this week

This week I have been diving deeper into portraits, busy developing my observation skills by focusing on drawing and painting fruit and vegetable compositions and I have also played around with creative doodling in my visual diary. Here’s my week in art. The above portraits are the start of my 100 portrait practice challenge whichContinue reading “Art Practice this week”

Portraiture – Wrinkles

I have been learning how to create wrinkles using cross hatching techniques. It’s through a Sktchy course called, Faces with France: Wrinkles. I am absolutely loving this class. Here’s what I’ve done so far… This one was done with a Bic pen on cream acid free paper. I loved seeing it come together and tookContinue reading “Portraiture – Wrinkles”

Portrait practice

Last week was super busy so I didn’t have an opportunity to do a lot of sketching. But I did manage to fit in a couple of portraits over the last two weekends. Here’s the portrait I just finished drawing/painting in my watercolour visual diary. It’s of a fellow artist from the Sktchy community. TheContinue reading “Portrait practice”

Artistic Playfulness

It’s been another busy period of artistic playfulness. Here’s my next arty update for anyone who may be interested. Last Sunday, I tapped into the inspirational photos of people on the Sktchy app and found a photo of a fellow artist. She had a beautiful face to draw and I was inspired. The above photosContinue reading “Artistic Playfulness”

Ramping up my Art Practice

In the last month I’ve ramped up my daily art practice. Sketching and using water colour paints in my sketch books most of the time. I’ve also been to another life drawing class, attended my first water colour painting class and today, I have just finished a Sktchy course on cross hatching. So if you’reContinue reading “Ramping up my Art Practice”

Life Drawing

Recently, I decided it was time to start sharpening my observation and drawing skills. So, I did a bit of research and found a fortnightly life drawing class held in Caloundra, Queensland. I’ve been to two sessions so far. The first one had a male model the second had a female model. They were greatContinue reading “Life Drawing”

Gouche and Crosshatching Creative Art

This week I have been playing around and creating botanical art in my new Windsor and Newton Watercolour visual diary. I also bought a pack of 18 Gouache paints and combined them with watercolour, watercolour pencils and a black pen to bring my back garden and front garden to life. Below are two of myContinue reading “Gouche and Crosshatching Creative Art”

Portraiture

I’ve been studying portraiture with graphite in the last two week. It’s been so good to apply my art and observation skills to the page again. Below is my first animal portrait in graphite on acid free cartridge paper (my visual diary). It’s a side view of Miss Poppy and her fluffy ragdoll ruff. BelowContinue reading “Portraiture”

Intricate Line Drawing Class

It’s been a big artistic week for me. I’ve spent hours creating a new Skillshare course called, ‘Create Intricate Line Drawings’, and I’m super excited that I’ve managed to pull this off. I’ve had to learn how to create effective time lapse videos, create video content that flows and makes sense, draw and draw andContinue reading “Intricate Line Drawing Class”

Gesture Drawing the Figure & Watercolour Fun

Happy Easter to you all! I’ve spent my day drawing naked women. It’s an artist thing and it’s all about learning to create gesture drawings of the human figure. Each sketch below was completed in less than two minutes and are from models who provide images for artists to develop their skills. Here are theContinue reading “Gesture Drawing the Figure & Watercolour Fun”