Black ink and watercolour drawing of jewellery

I sat down yesterday thinking that it would be nice to do a quick drawing of a group of objects. Something simple. Not buttons or keys because I’d done both of those recently. Eventually I decided to open up the little jewellery box that used to belong to my Gran and draw some of the things in there.

Some of them are things that I bought or acquired (like the badge from when I was a Brownie) and other things in there were what I inherited with the jewellery box (like the bracelet and the rings).

No sooner had I started drawing the bracelet than I wondered what I’d got myself into. This wasn’t the quick, simple drawing I’d intended at all. It was intricate and time-consuming. But I’d started it so I was committed.

I drew the outlines in short bursts throughout the afternoon and added the colour today.

It’s not my favourite drawing and I didn’t enjoy drawing it as much as I’d hoped. It felt like a bit of a chore at times and I got a splodge of green paint right in the middle of it just as I’d almost finished too. But it turned out better than I thought it might and it’s finished now so I can move on to something that might be a bit simpler and quicker.