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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Drawing Practice?

The more I draw and doodle, the more questions I get asked. One query that keeps popping up in the course of conversation is, "How often do you practice drawing?" 

Most people seem a bit surprised when I answer. But the truth is, I don't practice, I just draw, and draw and draw. I don't know if that counts as practice or not, but that's what I do. 

Friday, 23 February 2018

Paint Party Friday - Going Big

Where did that week go? 

Is it really Friday already?

This week has flown by. It is true what they say; time does go  quicker the older one gets. It doesn't seem like it was seven days ago that I was posting for PPF.  

I finished my daily doodle challenge almost with a sigh of relief. Doing the artwork was not a problem, but blogging every day does encroach on time that could be spent getting more drawing completed. 

I was getting a bit bored drawing in my smallish sketch books, so I decided to jump in and try something a bit bigger. The drawing below is on an A3 sketchbook I found sitting on a shelf. I found that working in this bigger format allowed me to be more expressive with my line work. 

Hope you like it.

Have a great PPF and a super weekend.     

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Paint Party Friday - Daily Doodle #27

It's been another reasonably productive week. It hasn't got any warmer, and the schools have stopped for their mid-term break, but I've carried on with my daily doodle challenge and I've been experimenting with colour a bit more. Today's drawing, below, is based on a stained glass window I saw somewhere.  

Have a great PPF and a super weekend. 

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Paint Party Friday - Daily Doodle #20

A hospital appointment,  a parent / teacher meeting and a funeral meant I couldn't be as productive as I would have liked this week. But hey, there's no point complaining. Life happens.

Also, we've had a fair sprinkling of snow this week. Hardly a morning has passed that hasn't seen us wake to find the garden covered with the white stuff. I've noticed the cold weather plays havoc with my pains. They are much worse when it's cold, and I usually stay indoors unless it's a necessity to go out. But I did notice a first sign that spring may not be too far away; a clump of Snowdrops daring to poke their heads out in the freezing weather. 

Anyway, the week was not a total disaster. I did manage to draw and post my drawing every day. 

Below is today's drawing. I hope you like it. I'm having great fun drawing and doodling in my sketchbooks every day. 

I even took my sketchbook to the hospital. I hate  sitting in waiting rooms. So I thought I'd pass the time by doing some drawing. I didn't. Instead, I decided to colour-in one of my doodles. I don't use colour in my sketchbooks very often. But I got given a set of markers a while back and it would be a shame not to use them. Some of the colours are quite dark, but there are some lovely bright colours, too.  Here's the result. I quite like it. 

 Have a great PPF and a super weekend. 

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday. 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Paint Party Friday - Daily Doodle #13

It's been another busy and productive week. I've stayed on course with my daily doodle challenge,   and I managed to keep on top of my other projects as well. 

I've surprised myself with the amount of work I've got through, but I'm enjoying every minute of it. 

Below is my latest doodle (my sketchbooks are filling up rapidly), which I had great fun drawing. I love monochrome images, but I decided to colour-in one of this week's doodles as well. Hope you like them . 

I also decided to try something a bit different. I scraped some acrylic paint onto mixed media paper, then drew some lines over the top. As you can see it's not quite finished. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but it's sort of the effect I was after. I'll keep at it and see what happens. 

Wishing everyone a great PPF and a super weekend. 

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

Daily Doodle #12