Friday, December 19, 2014

Handmade mini watercolor tin

Several weeks ago Jessica Mack of  Brown Paper Bunny

made a short video on making a mini watercolor tin using an empty candy mint tin.  Her instructions were clear and easy to follow.  So I thought I'd make one for my Sennelier watercolors that I started to collect.

I like the idea of  recycling an empty mint tin that is small enough to fit in my pocket for a quick watercolor painting.  I used an empty Brighton mint tin, Fimo bake-able modeling clay, and 8 tubes of Sennelier watercolors.

On the inside lid top, I used a  white Sharpie Pen-marker that is oil base, which allows me to mix my paints and easy to wipe clean when done.  Now I just need 6 more colors to complete my mini set.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel lesson 5 Measured setup

In week 5 of Sketching Now, Liz explored measured setups.  Learning how to look at objects, measure the distance, and draw them as accurately as possible.  One setup was an indoor prompt and the other was an outdoor prompt of a doorway.
I'm really learning a lot and a different way of approaching a drawing. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel Lesson 4 Constructing volumes

Sketching Now Lesson 4 we looked at constructing volumes.  Trying to develop eye and hand coordination.  Needless-to-say, my hand did not want to co-operate.  I think I must of drawn this stack of books at least 20 or more times.  Perspective drawing has never been my strong drawing skill; I tend to struggle with getting the angle correct.  It wasn't until I just looked at the volumes of the books that I finally was able to get a drawing I could live with.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sketching Now week 3 with Liz Steel

 Week 3 of Sketching Now Foundation Course looking at abstract shapes.

This week we looked at abstract shapes--mapping the light and dark of abstract shapes.

Liz really knows how to break down the process of drawing with step-by-step instructions.  I've learned so much just viewing Liz's instructions and excellent demo videos.  She makes the process of drawing so easy. 


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