You may be surprised to know that in the past I have not been one who sketches ideas in a sketchbook. Everything I sit down to do, in my mind, has to end up being a finished piece. I have always felt that if I do a little sketch it is more if a doodle which is usually something that gets thrown away.
However, lately I have started feeling more comfortable at putting down and trying out ideas. I wonder if it is a sign of me growing as an artist, although I still feel uncomfortable calling myself that. I am not sure what it takes to be able to call yourself an artist.
That said, I have been having a little play with a set of coloured pencils that I forgot I had. I have a set by Derwent and a set of Caran d'Ache watercolour pencils which I use for finishing touches in my mixed media paintings but this set I bought whilst I was away on holiday a few years ago when I fancied doing some drawing.
It is a large set with a great selection of colours they are lovely to use and I think they look really pretty altogether in their box.
Here is a little sketch that I completed using these pencils.
If you saw my last post you will have seen the beginnings of a canvas I am currently working on.
This canvas is 6"x12" which is an unusual shape and I had to give a little more thought as to the composition as when I looked at it again I realised that the girl was all wrong. As it was, the background was the dominant feature not the girl. So I covered her up with some more paint an collage.
I am much happier with the new girl and I will share her when she is completed.
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