A Few Sketchbook Exercises: Daily Art Practice
This week, I spent some time in my garden doing some spring cleaning. I cleaned up all 6 raised beds, weeded and added some trellises to support my berry bushes. I have red raspberries and blackberries and they tend to take over and spread like weeds. Thats great, until they venture into other beds and choke out the other plants, so I have to cut them back frequently. I love seeing a freshly weeded garden as it is very satisfying.
While I was at it, I cut some branches from my red bud tree. They don’t bloom for very long so I am enjoying their purple buds. I have been doing some reading up on these trees because mine is very sparce with a lot of dead branches. I read that they can be pruned after the blooms have fallen off so that will be on my list of things to do within the next few weeks.
Daily Art Practice
After Sketchbook Revival, my daughter and I were inspired to try some colored pencil. We got our inspiration from an encyclopedia of animals. We worked together on these pages.
I always love the lessons by Roisin Cure. She brings a scene with people to life. I am always amazed how she uses a few lines to make people to look like people. This is what I did, following one of her lessons.
I like this lesson, although I am not thrilled with how mine turned out. It was a lot of fun to think of filling a page with similar items. I would like to practice more of these collections.
Happy Tea Day,