Maybe it is because I will be moving soon and I am busy packing all my belongings into boxes, but I seem to be developing a fascination for drawing objects from my apartment. I have drawn some of the objects from my bathroom.
I was browsing through the book ‘One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media’ by Veronica Lawlor and one of the exercises was drawing a still life. So I decided to do my own take on that. I started by drawing some bowls. This is the result:
I then stacked some bowls and cups and draw them. This is the result:
I made another page using pictures of bowls from an old IKEA catalogue. I have cut some of the pictures and half and I cut the middle out of other pictures.
It was time to start drawing some real objects. I felt really anxious about this because I do not have much confidence in my drawing skills. But the only way I will learn to be a better drawer is by practicing.
I have been busy working in my sketchbook lately. I have really started enjoying working in my sketchbook and I have been experimenting with different media. Especially with creating textures.
Another thing I have been experimenting with is sand. The textures which create with sand are really interesting and I like the look of it once it had dried into the paint.
The last couple of days, I’ve been working on my sketchbook. I’ve been trying out new techniques and new mediums. After reading about making your own stamps. I decided to try it out myself.
For this page, I used acrylic paint in pastel colours and paper napkins for some texture.
Watered down acrylic paint
This Collage was inspired by a haiku written by Natsume Soseki:
Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.
I don’t really like colouring in my drawings because I feels so definite and I won’t be able to change the drawing. But looking at the black and white sketch and the finished sketch, I like the effect of the colours.
I’ve been experimenting with Derwent Aquatones. I love the effects you get when you wet the drawing. I used Aquatones and Inktense on the page below.
During the weekend, I made a little sketchbook, using a fern leaf as inspiration. I used different techniques to record the leaf. The cover is made out of dryer sheets.
I drew the leaf on the first page using a 2H pencil. For the second page, I made a stamp by carving a leaf in a of piece of foam sheet and for the third page, I used the fern leaf as a stamp.
Hammered leaf print and a rubbing.
The actual leaf.
The back of the sketchbook.