Ten little gift cards, no message inside, but each one original. They are certainly not meant for anything more than to be sent out as thank-you cards, birthday cards, whatever cards, (or directly-into-the-bin cards, but you see, I'll never know!!!) but they were totally fun to do. I learned in the process and it's a unique little gift as well. (The intended recipient is always sending out little cards so I think this will be appropriate.)
In the meantime, I have also been continuing with the work for the Liz Steel class. I am really enjoying how she has structured the lessons and the way each one is flowing so well into the next. All right, I confess, I'm still not very good about getting out to sketch, but soon. I'm pretty sure. Probably. Maybe. But.... it's very possible I may be busy that week.....
I am trying to learn how to draw an ellipse. Good grief, that is one tricky shape. So I filled a page with attempts at drawing a little milk jug. And a cup. And then a leaf got in there. Practice, practice!! (And I am still loving the Waterman inks, they wet out so beautifully.)
For this one we were to do a little thumbnail first to try and get the values right. It's drawn with pencil and painted with watercolours. I am starting to see shadows and shapes more clearly....I'm just not getting them on the page yet! But I am certainly encouraged to keep, you know, practicing! This one I did with my sketchbook on my knee....I'm practicing for when I got out, into the real (read: populated) world.
Liz' lessons are fabulous and it's possible that my enjoyment of them and my wish to keep painting and drawing and improving will finally get me out the door. I'll keep you 'posted'.
I've given a link to Liz Steel's blog below. I'll be back...