A page out of my copy of Wreck This Journal. It’s not nearly as hard to draw with my left hand as it is to write.
- I start out with a sketch on paper which I then transfer to tracing paper
- flip the tracing paper onto the carving material and trace over it to transfer the image.
- I used an x-acto knife to cut these but the Speedball carving tool you see below works well too
My copy of An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory arrived today. If this doesn’t get you motivated to sit down and draw and do something creative I don’t what will. It’s a thick 250+ page book that lets you take a peek at the sketchbooks of fifty artists. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the book, and the content is simply awe-inspiring.
My love of painting has always been with watercolor. The movement, the freshness, the areas of crisp whites. As I’m reading Charles Reid’s Watercolor Solutions I long to sit down and paint. I admire those who sketch and paint in public. I’m working up the nerve to do that and have been carrying a small sketchbook with me everywhere.
This was a small postcard I painted (some years ago) from a photo of the market in Venice. I like the area of the fruit that I didn’t overwork which is always the challenge with watercolor.