Friday, June 27, 2014


 The last lesson's teacher is all about slowing down and details.  Neither are my modus operandi!  However I do see the value in it.  He also touched on the idea of stealing/copying work that one finds appealing.  It is a way to learn.  So I copied and included the detail.   It is all part of finding my style.  This I kinda liked but I would definitely make it more cheerful.  I think for learning a neutral colour scheme helps.

The second last class was about capturing animals, live animals.  Again, not my forte even if I do live on a farm.  I chose a stationary bunny.  ;~)  I actually was ready to rip but went ahead and added colour.  That added something surprising.

I am not planning on becoming a sketcher of all things natural and decorative.  But it is a tool and certainly is a useful one for my creative tool box.  I learned all kinds of useful things and most importantly, an artist must connect to the stimuli and then please him/her self.  I also learned that an exact replica is not often the goal and it is the 'mistakes' that give it character and define the artists style.

I am delighted that I really did finish.  I have one or two parts I want to review but I have only a final comment to add and then school will be out!  :)


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Nice sketching! Looks like Sketchbook Skool paid off for you.

Leanne said...

Thank you for sharing your progress with these. Your creative tool box must be very big to hold all the things you can do.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I enjoyed hearing what you learned & seeing your work, thank you! It is so nice to keep coming closer to our authentic creative leanings.

sherry said...

those rabbits look nice..

Jo Ferguson said...

You should be delighted, the sketches are both wonderful. We can never have enough tools.