Making this post feels like sharing a part of me that I don’t often share. I haven’t ever really shared anything that is in my sketch pad online before. It’s always been private I don’t always show family and friends it either. I guess I get a bit worried about being judged but I want to document and I think my blog is the perfect place to do this. So, I think it’s time to open up the pad and share it with the internet. I’ve just picked a few pieces to share and I’m going to document them in chronological order.
I started this years ago, probably when I was about 16. I kept on leaving it then coming back to it, I only recently finished it. It’s the very first thing in my sketch-pad, I think I saw a tutorial for this online and just made my own version. This was the piece that got me back into drawing.
This piece is also really old, I can’t exactly remember when I did it. I know I did it free hand after practicing drawing eyes and hair. I’ve never been good at drawing people or figures, I know this isn’t perfect but I’m quite proud of it. I’m deciding whether to frame it as it is or back it on green paper. I just haven’t got around to doing anything with it yet.
So one of my biggest regrets was not doing GCSE Art. As part of GCSE art, students create a sketch pad based around a topic and do some research into the topic. I think that if I had done it, I would have done it about flowers. I love flowers and learning all about them. Over the summer I started practicing drawing Pansies and did a bit of research on them, I set myself a challenge to do this for loads of different flowers and turn it into a challenge. As, you my have noticed I haven’t even finished the Pansy page, so this didn’t happen but maybe it’s something I’ll come back to.
The last piece I’m sharing is this Abstract Tree. This is one of the most recent pieces in my sketch pad. I drew the tree in a circle and planned to cut it out and back it on colourful paper, however I ended up surrounding it in acrylic paint. I’m pretty sure you don’t use acrylic paint in a sketch pad but oh, well. I really like the end effect and definitely want to get this framed at some point.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at some of my work and thank you for reading!