I had some fun in February with the Olympics by doing some quick sketches from the televised games and then refining with ink and watercolor afterwards.
I was using some Holbein watercolors in a pan set that I acquired on Ebay a couple of months ago.
The sketches were done on the 9th of February but the watercolor was added on the 14th.
This one is lead by Earnest Ward and he has many helpful videos and also supplemental material on his blog.
I started working with one of my favorite old shells which is actually a horn shell that can be blown.
The emphasis here was on line and contour but I ended up with a little shading.
and the third.
These are all drawn with HB graphite and mechanical pencils and an Ebony Pencil.
Next we were concentrating on shading and drawing ellipses. I decided to choose something smoother so I could try some of the shading ideas with the same tools as before.
A little handmade pot gifted to me by a friend.
Back to the shell collection. This one just begged for some color so I added some colored pencil to the graphite drawing.
I'm also working on a new cartoon for a tapestry and it should be ready to take some photos soon.