Thursday, 24 February 2011

Drawing Every Day

When I first started drawing I started out doing portraits in graphite, before I then explored all the wonderful technique and materials that are available


I loved how flexible the pencil could be and how many different shades and tones you could get



Here are some of the other drawings I did way back when I didn't know that I really, really wanted to be an artist, but kept the feelings locked deep down inside.






I gave up being creative for around 5 years complaining that the reasons why I didn't draw was because I didn't have a studio, didn't feel creative, didn't have the right material, weren't around inspiring people, had too much clutter, the sun wasn't shining in the right direction, you name it I could give a reason for it. 

This is my current space and the kitchen table is to the left of the picture, its a lot tidier now, honest! I have been doing a lot of sorting and clearing :)

Alongside the work I currently do I've started sketching again, seeing the importance in being creative every day, you can take a pencil and pad anywhere. So I intend to make a committment to do a sketch on a daily basis and upload it say 3 times a week, it doesn't need to be finished, but its important to do something. I have been sampling Derwent Inktense pencils and their Graphtint and I have been looking at combining some of my images with poetry....

 

More next week, stay blessed!

1 comment:

  1. You are so talented; I too feel sometimes
    the conditions aren't right, but we have to press onward. YOUR work is amazing; I love that you are combining poetry, too~ xXx

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are most appreciated

Labels

21 Secrets (3) 29 Faces (32) A-Z Blogging Challenge (29) A-Z Challenge (30) acrylics (1) AEDM (8) Alma Stoller (1) Antony Gormley (1) art (45) art class (1) art courses (8) Art Every Day Month (10) art journal (12) art journals (20) Art work (39) Artellaland (1) Artist (18) Artist Date Book (1) badass art journal course (1) bags (1) BEADS (1) Belief (1) Beryl Taylor (1) Blogging for Bliss (1) bonus giveaways (1) Bookmark holders (2) Books (1) Caran D'ache (1) Cathy Bluteau (1) celebration (3) challenge (4) classes (1) Clay (2) Coaster Art (1) collage (1) color (25) colour (1) Creating in Faith (3) creative development (2) creativity (44) creativity every day (53) Current work (3) daily sketches (26) Date (1) Diary (1) Digital Expressions (1) dolls (1) drawing every day (29) Dresses (1) Easels (1) endurance (1) fabric art (1) Fabric Covered Journals (1) faces (23) family (1) Frida Kahlo (2) g (1) Grace Howes (1) graphitint (2) Graphitint (5) gratitudes journal (4) Gustav Vigeland (1) Gut Art (2) gwene Seemel (1) H (1) hacking the color wheel (1) healing mat (1) heart (1) I love you today because (7) in the news (1) Inktense (3) inspiration (10) instrument (1) J (1) Journals (7) Journey (1) Julia Cameron (1) K (1) Knives (1) L (1) LABELS: ART (1) Laminator (1) lifebook (1) Lightbox (1) Listening to your voice (2) M (1) material mondays (2) May Theme (1) memories of home (2) Misty Mawn (1) Mixed Media (50) Mixed Media Explorations (1) mixed medium (1) Moleskine (1) moonlight (1) Motley Soul (2) my color is beautiful 2015 (1) my colour is beautiful 2015 (1) mystele (1) Mystelle (2) N (1) Neocolour (1) new art work (28) New Supplies (1) O (1) online course (1) Open (1) Outside (1) P (1) Painting (16) Pam Carriker (1) Passionate (1) Pen and Ink (9) Photoshop (1) Pitt Pens (4) placs (1) portraits (23) prints (1) process (1) Promarker Pens (3) Q (1) Quiet (1) Quote (1) R (1) Realityarts-Creativity (18) recycled projects (2) Recyling (2) Relationship (1) Roz Stendahl (1) S (1) scriptures (1) sculpture (1) seeking (1) Sekani Springer (1) Sketch a day (38) Sketch book challenge (4) soul food (2) Staedtler pigment liners (1) stamps (1) Strathmore Courses (1) Strathmore Workshops (1) Susan Tuttle (1) T (1) Tara Frey (1) Teesha Moore (1) Tracie Hanson (1) Try something new for 30 days (1) tutorial tuesdays (1) U (1) ultimate blog challenge (1) Understanding (1) Unfurled (1) Unique (1) video (2) W Watersoluable Ink Pencils (1) wall hangings (1) Watersoluable Pastels (1) work for sale (2) workshops (2) X (1) Xylophone (1) Y (1) Yellow (1) Z (1) Zink Melissa (1)

My Blog List