I have a friend, I have many excellent friends, but this friend and I have study sessions together and drawing sessions together. Yesterday was EXTRA because we studied, wrote a song and then went and sat in the sunshine to draw STEAM TRAINS.
A painting session is long overdue. But before that sketching and planning is what I can do inbetween the assignments and late nights and trips out to uni.
Spring seems to be coming which is a relief on many levels, the little shed I can use as a studio is cold and also the electricity situation in there is, well, not really anything – I need the light hours and a little warmth would do us all good.
Drawing for a household of good people and animals who have made me and Kidlet feel very safe and loved.
Thank you xx
Spent the afternoon drawing the same tree.
Sometimes it is better to study short and sweet and then spend the day hatching and crosshatching onto paper.
These trees around me are amazing. There are many galahs, kookaburras, currawongs,sulphur crested cocokatoos, corellas, crows, magpies and black yellow tailed cockatoos flying above. So much life. The morning and evening sunlight and the colour of the sky is always beautiful. This is what I get to look at when I’m just doing the daily bizzo.
This is messy but was very fun to draw. Cat and I are covered in graphite.
Daily practice is still daily, definitely not always good but very much enjoy these exercises:
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It is sunny! I went for a very long walk today. Yesterday I tried to finish off an almost 4,000 paper. It’s still not quite there but I just had to walk, and draw, today.
Everyday is a new day to just keep plugging away at all the things that need to be done. I want to make a promise to myself to draw every day, but sometimes it’s better to just shhhh and aim for it but accept that near enough is good enough.
Looking through my sketchbooks I love that they are time capsules, I keep most of the content in them because things change meaning and…
“Mum, do you have a 0.05 I can use, mine ran out.” My child just asked me this and OH MY GOODNESS, THE BEST. A fellow pen nerd.
Blind continuous line drawings – suits the experience; the complete lack of control and the chaos and the speed of it all.
Then sketchy sketches, drawn fast.
This is what I have to work with.