Showing posts with label sketching. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sketching. Show all posts

July 19, 2015

Sketching Flowers Part II


A little jazz for my new sketchbook.
Top of the week to all of you!  I don't think I've every posted this early in the week.


Because it was so drab, I decided to dress up my new sketchbook; that, no doubt, is probably the point of buying one of these books. (I bought it because the paper.) I am not sure how long these watercolour flowers will stay on the Kraft paper, but I enjoyed painting them.


Over the years, I've heard many people say that they can't draw.  I don't think that's entirely true. Why? Because I was one of those people. It was only when I changed my mind that I managed to get something down on paper other, that is, than a stick man.  For me, drawing is a dream/wish come true! (Hmm, I wonder what else I can change my mind about ~ not sky diving!)

To expand upon that thought below is a video that someone sent me. It's amazing ~  you can't believe your eyes.  As you watch, you'll notice the deep concentration going on behind that paintbrush. However, with that said, I do feel very ambivalent about this video. In many ways it's heart breaking because, of  course, I'd like all wild animals to be free, but that's not always the case, especially these days. (This elephant is also someone's bread winner.)

We all know elephants are very intelligent, but should an elephant be taught to paint? We used to think that only humans used tools, this video goes well beyond that idea. On the other hand, perhaps this type of training will help the world recognize and cherish animals more, including saving their habitat.

What are your thoughts?
 

July 15, 2015

Sketching Flowers

Lilies ~ in all their glory!  I tipped these back for the camera.
Sweet Peas
Brown-eyed Suzies



I haven't been out and about as much as I would like, but did manage to capture a few flower pics. I've started a flower sketch book and since July 6th I added in one or two sketches a day. (I'm stocking up for the winter.) 
As you can see from the painting peeking out on the far left, I've also been drawing/painting fuchsias, but, unfortunately, I dropped a wet brush on the painting, so it's not much to look at.   Although I did manage to remove most of  the dark purple paint with a magic eraser, I'll have to begin again. Obviously, practice is a good thing...

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