An Illustration Class From Domestika: Daily Art Practice
We are into November now and I am starting to think about the holidays. They certainly have a way of creeping up, don’t they? I am thinking about my week of meals for Advent. Last Year, we made 3 courses for all 5 days. This year we have discussed doing things a bit simpler. It was fun and memorable but exhausting. If you have any favorite dishes that are traditional to your country, I would love to hear about them.
Here is another beautiful sunrise. I sure the neighbors are wondering why I keep stopping my car at the top of the hill in the mornings.
Daily Art Practice
Today, I want to share a class that I recently completed from Domestika, Sketchbook to Explore Your Style by Sarah Van Dongen. At the end of last year, I purchased a bundle of 6 classes, all various topics of interest to me but to date I have only completed two.
I love illustrative style art and I even have plans to pursue more classes in this area but as of right now I wouldn’t call my style illustrative in nature. This class drew me because I love the art of the instructor. Her style does not use perspective or a lot of depth, but it is interesting in that she themes her pieces about everyday life. They tell a story.
One of the exercises in the class was to draw objects in our house that we might want to include in our final piece.
I had to come up with a color palette and sketch some ideas for a finished composition.
I followed along with Sarah as she made her final project. I love how she adds patterns and items where she wants them. She builds her composition to be interesting even if the subject is not. I also like the landscapes out the window.
This was a practice piece of my husband drinking his morning coffee at our dining room table.
My final piece depicts my husband and I cooking in the kitchen together. I used a reference photo I took of him making my birthday dinner and added myself in.
If you like Sarah’s style, I would recommend her class. in fact, I would recommend Domestika classes. Their class format is well laid out and professionally done. I am planning on purchasing more classes in the coming year.
Do you have any online classes that you love and would recommend?
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Maui Mango. A little sweet and very fruity.
Happy Tea Day,