Drawing on the right side of the brain: Exercise 5

Drawing of my hand

After many days and if I’m really honest at least a year of procrastination I finally got down to doing exercise 5 from ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’. I’d been putting it off because I didn’t have any bits of perspex to make the picture plane tool with. Finally went to get a couple of cheap frames … Read More

Day 21: Fire

Not a great day for sketching, I produced an ink drawing of things on my kitchen window sill, which was too dismal to post here. Then this water colour of the fire we had this evening (in a fire wok). I wanted to try something difficult and not worry about making mistakes, so I picked up my A4 Seawhite cartridge … Read More

Day 13: Changing light

I thought it would be fun to make an animated painting of the changing light outside my window. Little did I realise how long this would take… I made a simple line drawing and copied it onto seven A5 sheets of paper using graphite transfer paper. At 6.30pm I decided the light was beginning to fade so I started painting. … Read More

Day 3: Marigolds

I’ve seen quite a lot of these gloves recently as I’m cleaning and decorating my home and have several pairs in varying states of wear. I didn’t achieve what I set out to with this, didn’t fit it on the page well either, but hey, it’s only day 3 of my new sketch a day regime… The Copic markers are … Read More