Around day 5 of our trip to London, my husband and I ventured to the British Museum. We quickly realized that going to any museum in the middle of the week meant that we would be surrounded by hoards of school children on field trips.
After leaving the museum we found a wonderful gallery directly across the street that featured wonderful ceramics. We were immediately drawn in by a series of ‘quirky’ creatures with human characteristics. The artist is Sylvie Favre from Paris.
For the next two nights I attempted to sketch a couple of these wonderful creations. I used a graphite pencil and a blending stump.
I made these in my sketch book and I’m wishing I had done them on watercolour paper or used one of my sketch books with heavier paper. I also discovered that the black marker that I used bled a little when I added the watercolour but it is what it is and it’s all a learning experience.
Over the last two days I’ve gone back to my 500 Daily Drawing Prompts journal to create two more sketches. The first one I did was the spooky tree which was fun to do but I feel like I relied too heavily on an image I found on Google. The second sketch, the mythical beast, was my own creation. I did search the web for some ideas and came up with this flying serpent.
I get my inspiration from many different places. I’m inspired by all the artists that I follow on WordPress, by numerous on-line class instructors like Carla Sonheim and all the teachers at Creative Bug and finally from books.
Today’s inspiration came from Pam Garrison over at Creative Bug. The first step is to choose three colours of markers and create a rough patchwork of squares and /or rectangles. After that start drawing with a black fine tip marker different flowers for each section. You can use imaginary flowers or actual flowers or a combination of both.
I was hoping that taking my time would produce some pretty good likenesses of Salvador Dali. I worked from two different photographs and my finished sketches don’t even look like the same person. The second piece looks more like an Asian man.
The second part of this project is to add some doodles to the background. This is suppose to be done while watching TV or talking on the phone.
While listening to the radio I added colour to these two sketches. It was very relaxing and I really liked the process.