This evening I have been working on a few different projects.
I came across Diana Evans' blog
and really liked the idea of taking ten minutes out of the day to create something, so here's my contribution! It's meant to be Angelina Jolie, can you tell?
|Angelina Jolie quick sketch|
I also felt like doing something other than drawing so I raided my Pinterest board of 'things to remember
' and settled on a folded bow decoration. There are excellent instructions for this here
. I took some step by step photos, the only paper I had available was a leaflet, so it had to do.
|Start with a square|
|Make some folds...|
|Stretch it out a bit...|
|Snip snip snip...|
|Fold a bit more and voila!|
I'm really pleased with the result! I think they'd look lovely at Christmas in greens, golds and reds to hang on the Christmas tree, or they'd make great decorations to brighten up a present!
This morning I came across a great doodling blog, Doodlers Anonymous
, which is currently running a competition to draw 'what you would take with you if you could only take one thing', essentially, your 'dessert island item'! There is only one rule, it has to be able to fit in a backpack. After puzzling over this all day, I finally decided I'd take a camera, to document the whole experience with pictures! I thought about a sketchbook, but that would be no good if I couldn't take a pencil too!
Here's the first stages of my drawing. It's still a work in progress as the deadline isn't until 23rd May and I wanted my first entry to an online art competition to be good!
|Quick sketch to place it on the page and get the dimensions right|
|Next the hard bit - shading|
|That's where I've got to so far, watch this space!|
I'll leave you with a picture of one of the best parts of my day; jumping into a huge, completely empty swimming pool! :D