Oil pastel experiments – Swirls

Saturday I felt like doodling and since the Drawing Lab Challenge I had missed involved doing exactly that, I did some. I grabbed my oil pastels, a piece of watercolour paper and just drew some swirls. No plan, no design beyond the idea that I’d like to play with some graduated colour (I followed the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #4

Now for a little bit of relaxation… This is the fourth challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #3

Let the industrial revolution begin… This is the third challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #2 results – Eyes

I’ve always loved drawing eyes. There is something about them. Their shape, shadow, the soul staring out at you from the paper. I’ve really practised drawing them over the years as they are my favourite part of portraiture. I know how important it is to put the shadow and highlights in just the right place […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #2

Get that mind’s eye working… This is the second challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge One results

Our first week  and our first exercise. How did everyone do? I know my biggest challenge was actually getting anything done. There was no bed in my catdom, but there was kitchen table, couch, and coffee table. I was going to post this post last night, but decided to leave it to Friday night (I’m […]

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