Having Swine Flu really took it out of me and it has taken me a while to get back into art work and I am sorry to say blogging. So I am about to make up for it with a couple of posts to Catch Up.
Starting with my drawing class...... I have not really done as much drawing as I would have liked but I have done a couple of 'quite nice' pieces.... I have a lovely set of Inktense Water Soluble Pencils and I drew this open Iris...... The tutor said it was lovely but that I should have had a dark background (as in the original photo) so not to be beaten I did a second 'painting'.... - the flash makes the green look a bit brighter than it actually is...... and just to prove that there are two painting and not just the first coloured in, here they are together....... this last week I tried to draw from a photo of a rusty lock..... then I tried to paint it - here is stage 1 and here the final and then there was attempt 2 (first stage) and attempt 2 final - Week 10 and the tutor actually 'taught' me something...... how to do tonal shading using cross hatching so I practiced a whole page full (in pencil and Inktense pencils too) - here is the last piece I have tried which is another rusty lock (no rust as yet). I have one more week (extra as our tutor also had Swine Flu) not sure (in fact doubt very much) if I will sign up to start again in January. I don't feel I have gained anything from this drawing course - only how to cross hatch!! I think I need a 'how to draw costumes/fashion drawing course' instead - will search the Internet for such a course!!