My Creative endevours have moved

MY NEW ART BLOG HERE I would love your company.

A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sketch journal page1

This week I am going to share with you the pages from my ongoing sketch journal... page by page... so you can see what I've been doing :D  I've been trying different techniques and it amazes me how each day my sketches have taken on a life of their own and how I've progressed with them.  I haven't been happy with EVERY one BUT it's been a learning curve :-) 

I started just doing practice graphite sketches BUT couldn't just leave them uncoloured... even though that is what I had planned in the beginning.  So I tried out pastel pencils on this page... I found them really hard to work with so stuck with only a few colours. Definitely need to practice more with different mediums and it is fun to play so I will keep trying.

I need to discover some blending tips so I can use more colours... the paper is pretty smooth so didn't give a really good key for the pastels to cling to so maybe I will try them on a more textured paper at a later date.

Now I will be postdating the rest of the weeks posts because I will be taking part in  this Free class by Jessica Sprague.  If you fancy joining me you still have time and it's for every crafter whatever your latest crafty addiction is.  I for one can't wait!!  Hope to see you there ;-)

Chris xx


Joanna said...

Love your sketching, Chris. Thanks for showing us - when you're new developing skills it's very brave to show them to everyone. Having said that, she's fab! You've really been enjoying yourself, haven't you? Thanks for the info about the new course, I'll definitely be having a look at that.


Gez Butterworth said...

She's gorgeous Chris. Love the colours. I hope you keep your book open on her page as she's much too nice to shut away. Enjoy the new course & keep warm.xx

Netty said...

Thank you for the info Chris. I am so enjoying looking at your sketch book. Annette x

Lori said...

Your sketching is coming along so well! Keep up the great work, Chris!

Sandy said...

Oh wow so so beautiful pages. She is really beautiful. Fabulous.

Have a lovely new week my dear friend.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

your sketches/drawings are amazing! what gorgeous art you create...I wish that I could draw! lovely and can't wait to see what else you create from your course! have a wonderful week!

Karen said...

ooooo she is lovely Chris! I haven't used pastels for years but I can see you have done a lovely job with the colouring! HUGS XXX