Faces and noses…….. it’s time I got serious about this art thing. I’m determined to draw and my angels perfectly! I’m really happy with my sketches today! They are really lovely. I think they’ve improved greatly. Thanks to the Art Sherpa’s you tube videos! If you are looking to improve your skills, watch her and others on you tube!
Tip: you need to practice drawing what you see, not what your mind thinks you see! This is more difficult than you would think!
I think it’s important to continue learning new skills, no matter how old you are. It’s certainly helped me get through some really un-happy times.
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So I’m nearly at the half way mark. I am starting to see some improvement in proportions and being able to use my eraser a little less than usual. I’ve still got lots to work on.
I love insects. The colours and the way their bodies are shaped are really interesting. I’ve started looking at a few different types just to get a feel for how they work. I’m using reference photos from Pinterest for my practice sketches. However for the art that I sell I use my own photos or what is in my head. I have been looking at some of the free image sites and I’ll start using those soon.
My other half loves cars so I started practicing All ready for sports day! It’s those. I am hoping to draw something cool for his birthday which is coming up very shortly!
The original fairy drawing I used Spectrum Noir Markers on cotton paper and I am incredibly happy with the result. If you would like to purchase a print of my gorgeous fairy please visit my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist
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Today I’ve been looking in one of my bridal magazines. I’m engaged to a gorgeous and handsome Welsh bloke and we’ve been engaged 2 years now. We still have no date for our wedding but that hasn’t stopped me looking and dreaming about how our perfect wedding will look. 🙂 I love drawing hands. This maybe why I love doing nails so much. Hands can have so much character and they always tell a story of their life.
Of course I’m drawing, sketching and this time using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I haven’t used them much, and the paper I’m using probably isn’t the best for them but, you gotta use what you got sometimes. Drawing people are another skill that needs to be improved upon! But at least I’m no longer afraid to do it. WIN!!!
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Some more sketches of some household ‘things’. We have my window in our front window, and an imaginary fireplace (something close to what I would love when we move). The lighthouse is something that I’ve painted before (below) but I wanted it to be a little different. So I’ve done it in watercolour pencil and put a black ball point pen design in the shape of a heart around it. I love harsh lines against something as soft as watercolour.
Train (the band) is what I’m listening to right now and there are a few songs that really get me. Brick by Brick, Marry Me, and Words. They just speak to my present mood and I love singing at the of my lungs in the car when no one can hear!
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My new jar took about 5 hours to stick on all those beads and the string. It was totally worth it, my brushes have the perfect pretty home!
P.S I love a good storm! The colour of the sky, the clouds and the sun being chased back.
So today I decided that I need to make a little bit of a plan so I didn’t run out of ideas! I practiced a little bit of lettering and did a little bit of a sketch of my while sitting at the table.
I think when doing something like this you need to be able to look at your own work and assess it. There’s no point just doing the same thing thinking you don’t need to improve. You need to be able to critisize your own work. Then you need to make sure you don’t beat yourself up too much. Learning a new skill takes time, it takes patience and it takes confidence.
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Chrissy T xx