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A Drawing a Day: Week Three

And like all ambitious plans, everything fell apart this week. I had to get ready to attend a writers workshop along with other commitments for events I’m working on (stay tuned) and I got sick on Monday when I planed to put all of this together. But, I was able to finish my bubble painting/colored pencil work. I learned a lot about using the two mediums together and that I really, really need to do more watercolors to master the technique, so more paintings soon.

hardly anything like the photo, but it stands on its own merits.
hardly anything like the photo, but it stands on its own merits.

I also attended a writers workshop this weekend, so I didn’t have nearly as much time for sketching, as I had to prepare for the class. But you don’t want to hear excuses. As I listened to other writers I chose to sketch simple things, the room we met in called the pond house. Along with a lamp and a chair.

wish I had more time on this one to get the proportions right, but as I say, "you can't rush art."
wish I had more time on this one to get the proportions right, but as I say, “you can’t rush art.”
excuse the errant scribble on the side
excuse the errant scribble on the side

and then I did something new, I made my first attempt at sketching a real live human. I’ve just called it “the listener.”

I like her hair and that she is the correct proportion, next time I'd like to try doing this in ink.
I like her hair and that she is the correct proportion, next time I’d like to try doing this in ink.

By the way, the workshop is called, “Write Your Life” and it’s conducted by Mark W. Travis. I’ve taken the class many times and Mark has been a wonderful touchstone in my writing career. I can’t begin to tell you how much his work has helped me grow as an artist. If you ever want to send your writing to the next level, sign up for his class. I plan to interview Mark for a future post.

Until next time, 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!