Monday, 17 September 2012

Poppy painting

Final portrait

My sister wanted a new painting for her room and I jumped at the chance to do one for her. I've not painted let alone drawn flowers for quite a while so I was really happy the way it has turned out and so was she :) I think the gold paint really helps it stand out.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Museum sketches 14/9/12

Continuing my sketching practice at the museum and I really enjoyed working from the animals especially today. Working in conte sticks I think really helps bring out the colour and tones from my work.

Friday, 7 September 2012

museum sketch 7/9/12

Going to make this a weekly thing drawing at the museum. Sketch I did today of an ox skull head. I'm so fascinated by bone structure.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

 Arthur Seat (most of it!)

I found I had a fascination of horses legs. They are so interesting to draw from all the bumps and curves

The key to becoming a good artist (like anything) is practice. I'm very aware I need to keep up my drawing skills to become better so today I decided to get some fresh air and go see the horses.
I've not drawn from life in quite a few months now and it's certainly not easy to draw things quickly and are constantly moving but I did enjoy it. I know a lot of these aren't perfect but I was happy just to go out and draw and try to challenge myself by drawing different things too. Only way I'll get better!