Just thought I'd post what I have been up to. Finishing up my live drawing class - homework was to do some drawing work with a limited color pallette. This is my third attempt at a self portrait and definitely better than the other 2. I have a long way to go in my drawing skills, but I do see a marked improvement. My first attempt looked like the local newspaper that's put out here to show those who've been arrested during the past week. I would say that this one does resemble me. I have no desire to be a portrait painter - just want to know the right way to draw. If I deviate from that - at least I will have some idea of what I am doing. Highly recommend the book "The New Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain". I've had it for a while - but needed a push to do some of the work. Hopefully I'll continue from here.
I am also taking an online class with Joanne Sharpe called "Letter Love 101". Have not been keeping up with the lessons because it's been a little nuts here - but I have been relaxing and drawing art letters - something I have always been a little intimidated by. This is a combination of lettering and doodling of my grandson's name. Got me using my Copic markers. I have several but don't use them much. I love them for this type of artwork though. They are so bright - I love all the color. After this Tuesday - I will try to get back to that class. If you haven't checked out Joanne's work - take a look at her blog at http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.com. She calls it Whimspirations and that perfectly describes her work. Lot's of fun! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. Have a blessed day!