A House, Some Art Supplies and Autumn

Watercolour House

I thought I’d share a few of my recent sketches here in case you haven’t seen them. The first is a watercolour sketch of a cottage, which I did from a photo reference provided by Liz Steel as part of her SketchingNow Buildings course. This week is a review week for the course so I’m using that to Continue reading

Sketching Churches

Sketches of St Giles Cripplegate

This week I’ve been working through the exercises from lesson 1 of Liz Steel‘s online course, SketchingNow Buildings. We’ve been exploring a few different ways of improving our observational skills, starting off with some indoor work using photos, before heading outside to sketch a building ‘in real life’, in this case Continue reading

Sketching Buildings, and Last Week’s Giveaway

2000winner

First things first. This morning I assigned a number to everyone who entered the competition to win this flower painting and using a random number generator online I selected the winner, Continue reading

Drawing August 2016 and a Giveaway!

Yellow Flower Watercolour

Over the past month I’ve been drawing flowers every day for Drawing August. This is the 4th year that I’ve taken part and it’s felt like a real challenge this time. To be Continue reading

How to Improve Your Drawing Skills

Books

A friend recently mentioned to me that she had been working on her drawing skills and asked if I had any tips or suggestions of places to learn from, so I thought I’d share a more detailed answer here in case you were also wondering about this.

Before I start, though, I’d say the one thing that has helped me to build up my own drawing skills is simply Continue reading