I started this blog when I was doing photography with the OCA as a way of chronicling my learning, so I shall be doing the same again by sharing my work with you. I haven't quite finished the Creative Sketchbook course, but that has given me lots of ideas and skills.
The course has kicked off with lots of drawing activities, and I love drawing. However I don't usually draw from photographs so this was different. I did similar work at the beginning of the Sketchbook course but this time I had more freedom to choose my own subjects. I wanted to challenge myself so did not choose easy objects to draw. Here are a few examples done in an A4 sketchbook.
My grandmother gave me these crochet gloves - they WERE a challenge to draw even working from a photograph.
I had to make a collection of items together that would be used for various exercises. I chose things for their shape, colour and sentimental value. Grouping the objects together reminded me of the classic creative writing exercise where the teacher would present her class with a seemingly random group of objects and ask them to weave a story round them - thank goodness no one is asking me to do that! Although the key and little bottle do bring Alice's adventures to mind.
I hope I can keep you entertained as well sharing my learning curve.