I’ve been trying to get back into my drawing over the last few weeks; I find it very relaxing but also very hard as I want everything to be perfect first time. I found myself getting very frustrated with my watercolours because nothing seemed to work but I now realise that this was largely because I was rushing things. I wanted instant results but I’m not confident enough with them to just splash around some water and colour and go ‘ta da, look what I painted’. Meanwhile my much loved Promarker pens were sat on a shelf looking lonely and unloved. I used them a lot for card making but not much else.
Promarkers out – check.
Random subjects chosen – check.
I had been doodling a lot of foxes in a sketch book so I decided to give one some colour. The photo doesn’t quite do the colours justice.
My daughter went on a school trip and whilst she wasn’t camping this is what came to mind that day to draw. I changed things up with black outlines which only confirmed that I totally dislike outlining my work but the colours were looking a little blury and I wanted to try a different style.
Because the long dull days are getting to me and I found this photo on Pinterest. I had soooo much fun with playing with colours and getting them to blend, making the shape of the waves and all that good stuff until I was doing the sun and picked up a number 4 grey instead of my pale purple. Eek, definitely no going back. As my ballet teacher used to say ‘If you are going to make a mistake, do it boldly’. I used my ink brush pen for the palm trees as I wanted a very black black and white gel pen.
A random watercolour that I was quite pleased with. I used the Doodlewashed prompt of Fizzy Drink on Instagram for this one before my watercolours and I parted ways. I enjoyed making the ice cubes look submerged in the drink and adding bubbles.
Anyway, some random little pictures on a Monday morning. Hoping I can keep up the drawing momentum now that I’ve actually started again. I can only get better – I hope!