As I mentioned yesterday I am starting the 5 days art challenge today. The idea is post 3 sketches a day for 5 days running. You can if you wish post old sketches but I have decided that since this has turned into overload January I may as well attempt to post 3 new sketches. I may have to post older stuff but I am going to give it a try and in the mean while catch up on some of the other drawing challenges I have taken on too.
I’ve been nominated for the 5 days Art Challenge by Jules Woolford of Needle and Pen
The first drawing where someone is stealing my grapes is another Sketchbook Skool bootcamp drawing exercise. It is from week 1 so I hang my head in shame as I post this one. This drawing topic is also #24 on the EDM challenge list which reads: Draw some fruit.
Sketches 2 and 3 are related as they are of the same thing but in different media. They are some wild summer grass. Yes, she nods to self, I am quite sane, just because I went for a walk and picked some weeds does not mean I have lost my mind.
Anyway week 3 of the bootcamp exercises is about using coloured pencils and building up colour. I find the process agonisingly slow and to be honest I think I need to do this exercise again on something that has blocks of colour rather than my weeds.
I decided I was much more of a watercolour person so tried the weeds again in watercolour – and I think you can see I enjoyed peering at them closely and seeing what colours I could see in the seed heads.
These two drawing also fits the AJW Sketchbook challenge run by Palma of A Creative Journey who proposes a daily prompt throughout January which is shared in the Artist Journal Workshop Facebook group The prompt for day 15 is: found objects from a nature walk.
This drawing is also #63 on the EDM challenge list which reads: Go on a nature walk pick items and draw what you can find. The Every Day Matters group also has a Facebook page where people share what they have done.