I kinda fell off the blogging wagon for a while there. I’m still not completely back on it — I feel more like I’m being drug behind that wagon right now!
I’m really hoping August is a bit slower month for me, but I can already tell that the first half of it won’t be. But it’s OK. It’s a good problem to have!
I managed, in spite of myself, to find time to go to my new art group again, and this was our subject for the session — a branch from a golden raintree:
Here’s my rendition of it:
I don’t like trying to draw realistic things and make them look realistic. I already know I’m not good at that, so my plan is always to excerpt just a portion of whatever the subject is and concentrate on various attempts at that portion. I did a bunch of leaves. And I tried some of the “fruit”, even tho I didn’t try real hard to make it look real. I’m not completely unhappy with it.
I am very happy with myself for trying things I would never attempt sitting here at home. This group is really good for me!
One gal did hers with colored charcoals, a couple of people did theirs with watercolors, one gal used acrylics and crayons, another couple didn’t even attempt it and just sat and drank wine! It’s a very informal group! I’m having fun.
Anyway, on to the challenge for this week. Did you make a watercolor background a few weeks back? This week we’re going to use it. I want us to:
I’m using Sharpies in the same color but a bit darker than my background.
I made a pink one:
And a blue one:
I like this monochromatic look using more than one medium. It’s fun so far. I’ve got a ways to go yet before I call either one of them finished (as usual).
You can use whatever you want to draw on top of your background: more watercolors, pen and ink, crayon, markers, colored pencils, regular pencils, you name it. Give it a try. The choice is yours.
I’ll be interested to see what you try out and how you think it worked for you. Have fun with this one!