A friend from high school visited recently from Sydney and we spent a lovely day drawing together and catching up on our art adventures. Alissa has been sketching nearly every day over the past five years and has filled over 35 watercolour Moleskine sketchbooks. What an impressive collection! She works primarily with her favourite L’Amy Joy pen and Faber Castell and Derwent watercolour pencils. You can visit her blog site here
We have completely different styles but I so admire the looseness, immediacy and freshness in her drawings, whereas it takes me so long to complete something! Her motivation inspires me. It was wonderful to share art ideas and to just talk to someone about “papers and pencils”. The day brought back fond memories of our drawing sessions after school and on weekends.
Alissa drew one of my Eiffel Tower souvenirs and a box of my Prismacolor pencils…
I was working on a still life piece, a bowl of red chillies…still a long way to go…
There’s probably no better way to pass the day than drawing with a friend and also eating, drinking coffee and sipping wine…
…to my first post! I am currently in the process of setting up my website/blog so am slowly learning the technical side of things as I go. I have had a lot of different interests over the years but art has always been a part of my life and I keep coming back to it. Read more here
Finding the right medium to work with has been a long quest for me. I had done a few coloured pencil artworks in the past, but only started to consider the medium seriously after attending an introductory workshop last year. They are so versatile and suit my busy lifestyle. I have seen some amazing works online and in the past twelve months I have learnt a lot about the medium and the different techniques that can be utilised.
I thought I’d share one of the first pieces that I completed in March, 2012. It is an orange gerbera flower titled “Sunburst” and inspired from a friend’s photograph, used with permission.
5″ x 4″
Prismacolor & black fineliner pen on Bristol Vellum
I create detailed, realistic art so working with coloured pencil is a SLOW process but hopefully this blog will prompt me to keep creating artworks on a regular basis.
Thank you for visiting!