Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Drawing from Life

It seems amazing how easy it is to get out of practice when it comes to drawing. In my head, if you can draw you can draw. Until you pick up a pencil for the first time in a few months and what appears on the paper isn't what you had in your head.

I've got a few A3 sketchbook out on the dining table and have dusted off my watercolours. I've found that I need to set my intentions and leave the book out or else I'll forget all about it and accidentally binge watch Orange is the New Black instead. Oops.

I'm getting my hand in again by drawing and painting a few things from life at full scale. These purple beans came from my parents' allotment and made a perfect starter project. Drawing in this way is great for my mental health as it helps me to notice the changes in seasons and appreciate the small things. Plus, once you've drawn them you have dinner. Nature + art + food = my perfect world.


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