#30by30DirectWatercolor2018 Day 5

Today I used a photo as a reference to paint from. I thought about the Direct watercolor technique and saw this tree on my run and thought it might be interesting to try to paint. I liked the contrast of the pink flowers against the leaves, so I snapped a photo. It’s not perfect but…


  This week in Sketchbook Skool our assignment was to create a page layout. So I took all week on this page and sketched one snack a day.  I forgot to erase the pencil lines before I snapped a picture! I would love to feel less awkward about lettering. I guess that will come in…

Tequila – day 80

Today I tried layering watercolor paint. It was a fun exercise but I need more practice.

Pumpkin on a bench – day 79

I am learning about shading so I thought it would be good to look at a black and white photo I’ve taken and sketch that – paying attention to the gray tones. I had a lot of fun with this and am pleased with the result. It’s not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination…

Antfarm- day 75

I attempted urban sketching the other day. I felt very self conscious and silently hoped that no one would be curious about what I was drawing.

Apple impaled on fence – day  74

I was so not feeling this when I sketched it yesterday. Looking at it today I feel a little better. I fear I am losing that precious “beginner’s mind.” And now the Criric is creeping in.

Owls in a tree – Days 71, 72, 73

I tried an exercise from a craft magazine we have here at the library. I honestly don’t know what magazine it was and I am very sorry about that because it would be nice to reference it. If I can find it again I’ll update this post. For the exercise I first panted on the…

Olympus XA – day 70

I decided to sketch my Olympus XA – then when I pulled it out of the closet I couldn’t help but put the leather strap around my wrist so I sketched the tiny camera in the palm of my hand. Now I want to put film in it and shoot with it.

The notebook- day 69

I have been slacking on my daily drawing. Not sure if I’m losing momentum or if I am lacking time. Maybe both. I decided to do a wick watercolor sketch of my notebook.