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A Drawing a Day: Week 4

Back on track. This week I started a new semester of my drawing class. Our homework was to do as many contour drawings as possible. So I looked around the house and the garden for various subjects including a potted plant, a vine, and an outdoor chair.

small papaya tree
small papaya tree

 

So the detail on the weaving is sparse, but I like it.
So the detail on the weaving is sparse, but I like it.

this vine looks fantastic when it blooms, I'm looking forward to drawing the flowers.
this vine looks fantastic when it blooms, I’m looking forward to drawing the flowers.
needs work, but so far it's a good start.
needs work, but so far it’s a good start.

Then I had some time in the afternoon and wanted to practice my watercolor painting techniques. I love the wet-in-wet look so I tried just fooling around with some color:

 

still learning how to mix colors and see how they work together.
still learning how to mix colors and see how they work together.

Then I looked at a photo I took on New Year’s Day. It was the scene of the Mokapu peninsula. I tried painting it with no pencil sketch, just the paints.

A color version of my New Year's Day pencil sketch.
A color version of my New Year’s Day pencil sketch.

And then for more fun, I busted out some pens and just scribbled a make believe tree, and then I used the left over watercolor to see how it would look. Kinda weird, but lots of fun.

I love how the black ink dissolves into component colors.
I love how the black ink dissolves into component colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It felt good to be back in the groove, taking my time and looking at things in my world. I hope you have enjoyed what I’m trying to do, which is practice, practice, practice. You are welcome to use these images in your blogs, all I ask is that you credit them to Rachel Funk Heller and add a link to this site, rachelfunkheller.com  Thanks for stopping by!