Today I am off to the airport for a two week trip to Spain and Dublin. I am currently writing this post from the past. Over the next couple of weeks you can follow my adventure here, if all goes as planned with internet access.
Here is a drawing I did a few weeks ago while waiting for my film to develop. I have yet to scan the negatives from these rolls!!
Having been very inspired by doing detailed drawings on the kitchen, I decided that I would focus in on detailed drawings of things on the counter, so I started a little series. It’s ongoing. Here is one I drew a few weeks ago. Still don’t have a clue about how to use watercolor paint, but I’m having fun.
My first kitchen sketch inspired me to do another one from another angle. You can click each photo in the gallery to see my process, as well as the final image, scanned.
I might have mentioned that I took the Beginning Kourse at Sketchbook Skool. I loved it! It got me out of my funk and back to sketching nearly every day. The last week was taught by Tommy Kane, whom I think I really like the best out of all the artist/teachers. I just like his style the best. And his approach. His assignment was to take hours to draw a very detailed drawing of our kitchen. I did it in 30 minute increments. I really, really enjoyed doing this. Taking the time to really look at the details and draw them was very meditative and relaxing. And, as far as drawing goes, it built my confidence. I feel less overwhelmed by a blank page now. What I did with this drawing was I just started with something, in this case, my stove. And then I just built from there. So the lesson I took away from this is to just start with something. Anything. Don’t even look at it as part of a big picture. Just look at it as a piece of the big picture. Draw it and then move on to the next thing.
Here are some photos of my process and then the final drawing (which I even took the time to scan 🙂 !)