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Some more Drawings from my Journal

 

Peas in a Pod  Journal Page Watercolour Pencils and Ink

Peas in a Pod Journal Page Watercolour Pencils and Ink

I thought that I would share some of the latest drawings from my sketch book as there are a few that you haven’t seen so far.  I have been busy, but had computer and fatigue problems so I have not been posting much. Now I have a lovely new laptop, that I have almost finished bonding with, so I hope to catch you up.

 

New Laptop, Toshiba satellite, 'Skullcandy'

New Laptop, Toshiba satellite, ‘Skullcandy’

As you can see from the first picture I have added another winter vege drawing, I think this one could be my favourite so far, the colours of the peas really pop against the subtle background.  All my practice over the last few years has really helped, I find that I am much quicker at drawing now and I find it easier to get the results I want.  Working on that 1,000 hours of practice to become proficient.

As I mentioned before there are a few pages that I have not shared with you and here is some medieval drawing I did.  I love to listen to books while I draw and I subscribe to Audible (part of amazon) for my books.  They have a great series called ‘The Great Courses’ which are a wide range of courses given by university lecturers.  I find them really fascinating and interesting, plus I learn a little bit more each time.  I love history and I have been listening to courses on the middle ages and this inspired my to do the following drawings.  The first one is of medieval tiles from various cathedrals, while the second is my design using these patterns.

Medieval Tiles Journal Page  Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Tiles Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Patterns 1  Journal Page  Ink and watercolour pencil

Medieval Patterns 1 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

The last page I have to share is the finished page of the Artichoke.  You saw it in an earlier post unfinished so I thought you might like to see it finished.  The bottom of the artichoke did not work out so well and you can see I was trying out different versions of the background, but I think it will be redone in my series of winter veg that I am working on now.

Artichoke 2 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencils

Artichoke 2 Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencils

I will be posting a bit more often in the next little while because I have still not caught you up with all I have been doing.  I have had enough energy to keep the art work going but not enough to keep up with the posting.

Karen

Artichokes

Artichoke Heart Journal Page  Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Heart Journal Page Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Heart Journal Page

Been doing some more drawing of vegetables on pattern and I just love the colours in purple artichokes and such a great winter veg.  They are the most bizarre things not only in how they look, but the fact we are eating unformed thistle flowers is just weird.  I look at some of the foods we eat and wonder who was the first person who thought this might be a good thing to eat.  Its like olives you have to soak and brine them for weeks before they are eatable, someone must have been very hungry to go to so much trouble.

Artichoke Journal Page  Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Journal Page Pen and watercolour pencil

I have also included the other side of the page even though it not finished, which is the outside of the artichoke, just to make a matching pair.

Blood Bean on Wood  Ink and Watercolour pencil 25 x 30cm

Blood Bean on Wood Ink and Watercolour pencil 25 x 30cm

I want to do a little series of winter vegetable on pattern. Larger drawing of the artichokes, the blood bean and pumpkin from earlier posts and I am just trying to see what I want to draw on.  I have done this quick one of the blood bean on plywood to see if I like it better than paper.  Not sure if I like it, but the already mounted ply means there is no problems with mounting it.

Karen