I’m Doodling

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For years, one of the things I’ve been wanting to do more of is draw (and paint). I promised myself I would take the time to do so SERIOUSLY once I was on mat leave. I really didn’t know where to start because there are so many different ways I’d love to (re)learn how to draw, and not knowing where to start immobilizes me in nearly everything I do. A few weeks ago, Creativebug offered¬†a line drawing class with the wonderful Lisa Congdon. Doodling? Sounds like an easy place to start! I’m excited to see where this all leads.

Here are a few of my drawings from the class. The first one is my own drawing of the Franklinia flower; the rest are practice doodles from the class.

I know, not amazing artwork here, but I hope to show a progression over time!

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I also ordered a few activity books from Amazon to give me some more inspiration. 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers and Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists came just this week so I haven’t had a chance to really dig in, but both are great. I’m super excited to spend more time with my sketchbook.

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Have you head of Skillshare? It’s pretty awesome. There are many different video classes you can sign up for. One of the classes I’m taking is The First Steps of Hand Lettering: Concept¬†to Sketch. (If you enroll in this class through my link, you’ll save $10 and I’ll receive $10 towards another class!) I’ve just barely started the first session, but I’m excited to be working on a piece. I will post more when I have something to show!

March 18, 2014 Art No Comments