Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sunday Sketch-capades


Today is a great day for me. I have been super worried about some health issues for the past few weeks and I have been drowning myself in self pity. Today I got a clean chit from the doctor  and wow that was such a relief! On top of that, I learnt that I am one of the spotlight designers (spot lit designer?) on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for the SECOND time. Yayyyyy (Yeah ,I forgot to mention the previous one which was for this project)! So ,needless to say, I am doing a happy dance!( There is some confusion about the entry number, so maybe I have not been spot lit , but never mind, I am still happy) :-)

Now that all the showing off has been done, let's move on to the actual topic of this post. I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, that I am trying to improve on my drawing skills.My plan was to sketch daily. Well, that didn't happen.

I have not given up though and am motivated to start again. I plan to start small and am committing myself to creating at least one sketch a week, hence the super clever (according to me ) title.

Okay, so once that decision is taken, the next step is to decide what to sketch. For a newbie like me, it's very difficult to sketch just from imagination, so the next best thing is to pick up subjects from around me and try and sketch those. One of the things that I am passionate about is reading and a lot of books have some cool illustrations, so I figured that will be the best way to combine two of my interests. I will try all kinds of subjects of course, but for starters this is what I did.

In my sketchbook

Okay, the water colouring is not so great, but I am thrilled that the sketch is not too bad. Here's the pic with the book.

My first ever attempt to copy from a book was this

This was just on copy paper and I coloured it using some orange Gelatos. I didn't take too much care with the colouring ,to be honest.

How do you like it? Do you have any tips or advice on how I can improve? I would love to know.

See you soon.


Linking to Dion Dior's Friday Sketches Link up - Week 21
Paint Party Friday
Creativeeveryday Check in -July 21 to 27

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