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 more “Sketching Churches”
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, more “Sketching Buildings, and Last Week’s Giveaway”
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 more “How to Improve Your Drawing Skills”
This week I decided to make another pattern but rather than re-draw and re-colour things digitally I decided to use my artwork in its original ‘state’.
I made some new drawings in my sketchbook over the weekend and the beginning of this week. Then I learned a bit more about Photoshop and Illustrator, which meant that I could more “More (and more) Patterns”
This week I’ve been learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to digitise my drawings and create patterns. I’m familiar with a few aspects of Photoshop so that’s helped me to find my way around Illustrator, and it’s been fun to see how some of the flower drawings I made last year using pen and watercolours could be transformed into something quite different.
One thing I haven’t been more “Digital Patterns and Self-Care”