Having enjoyed the simplified / stylised flowers I drew a couple of weeks ago, inspired by sketches by Judith Baker Montano, I’ve started attempting trees. Here’s my first one, an Aspen.
I came across a sketch of The Highland Games with men tossing the caber. I changed it to The Art Games and, as I had coloured pencils all over the work table, it became Tossing the Pencil.
Back to something more precise and the extremely talented Steve Balbi. I’ve been working on this for a while and still haven’t finished his jacket.
Eyes are a challenge, and these aren’t quite right, but I like doing them – when I have the time. I’ve discovered I have no natural drawing ability, every stroke is painstaking. The course tells us just to draw, draw, draw, everything and anything we fancy, quick, slow, precise and abstract.
Digitised machine stitched trial for monthly challenge. There are one or two problems with the stitch density. Several areas on the right hand side of the design don’t stitch as well as the left. This is particularly noticeable in the green area, the base purple section and the black tip. Nothing I can do though as it is a purchased automated stitch programme.