I am nearing the end of my Sketchbook Delight lessons with Alisa Burke and thought that you might like to see what I have done.
We were encouraged to have a muse to draw from and I decided to use shells and dried poppy seed head.
Looking at different types of pens and thickness fo lines, shading, cross hatching and basically trying out ideas.
I then used some of the test exercises using the shell.
A mixture of media to create sketches of both objects.
I really do like using watercolours paints the most and today I needed to buy a few more half pans of paint to replace the ones that I have used up.
Mixing up the media again here. Some of the sketches may look similar but it is the learning that is involved with these sketches.
One of my better pages, I like working in black, white and shades of grey. The exercises certainly gave me the confidence to just throw caution to the wind and just put paintbrush to paper and all of the other media that we had been practising with.
Gradually adding of colour to the drawings.
Watercolour paints, water colour pencils and black fineliner pens on thick water colour paper.
I have noticed a change in the pages as I have gone along and I have been really pleased with how the tasks have had a positive effect on my drawing. The online course has been worth every penny.
I have a few more pages to come once I have finished the final lesson.