I’m still trying to loosen up with my drawing style but it’s early days yet. Someone in an online drawing community that I’m a member of suggested putting down the colour with my marker before adding my black outlines (like the fast and slow drawings I’ve done I suppose) so I might give that a go if I can avoid getting too bogged down with detail.

I’ve just realised, though, that a lot (although not all) of my drawings and photos at the moment involve light or reflective surfaces.

I’m retaking an online photography course with Tammy Strobel at the moment and one of the things we’ve been looking at is how lighting affects photographs. We’ve also been hunting out reflections, which I really enjoy photographing anyway.

Draiwng of pins, needle and bobbin

My last few drawings have also involved reflective surfaces, although this wasn’t really influenced by my photography (I’d already drawn these pictures before we started that photo lesson). I think it’s just because I have a grey marker so it sort of feels like an obvious choice to draw metallic things.

Maybe in my loosening up I should try drawing something that is actually a completely different colour from the pens I’m using but for the moment I quite like drawing shiny things.