I've never really been a free hand drawer. It's not that I can't draw (I can a little)...I guess it's just a skill I never developed so I don't have the utmost confidence in devoting a whole project to illustration. Well, this is the year where I challenge myself...so Liz's class was a great place to start.
So not only am I going to be forced to draw...I'm also going to be forced to JOURNAL (something else I don't do at all).
I started by buying a few supplies
1. A sketch journal
2. Pastels (something she recommended but wasn't needed)
3. Drawing pencils - apparently a charcoal and something else I don't know how to use (ha!)
4. A small artist's palette for acrylic paints
So I had some fun new supplies but now I was supposed to actually start my journal. I completely FROZE! Where was I supposed to start?!
I cheated....I did a little google searching...and found some great sources of inspiration. I saw examples of others' work and made note of the elements I liked.
And well, that's all I needed to get me going! Can't wait to see where this goes...
|I sketched with a pencil and then went over my drawing with a micron marker. I fought the urge to trace exactly.|
|then I used the pastels - and used my fingers to blend (messy fun!)|
|not sure how to set the page so that the pastels don't come off, but I'm pretty happy with my first page|