A very, very happy Tuesday to you. I am happy because my exercise for the day is done and I am free now to write this blog and then I get to draw all day! I know some of you will recognise this picture because I know the fabulous Lisa Clough has drawn it, giving it her own unique twist, but I wanted to do it for two reasons. First one being that I have loved this photo ever since the moment I saw it, the colours and the composition just make me want to draw it. The second reason is that I did draw it about a year ago when I began my journey with colored pencils, and I really like the idea of comparing my progress (or not!) over the course of a year. And this is a particularly interesting piece for me to use as a comparison as this was the first piece that I completed that I really liked - liked enough to put on my wall. I am a little scared that I won't see progress, but that is the purpose of this blog for me.
The first picture shows my first day's work. Not much to show I know!
The picture below shows day 2. This is where I began to lose confidence! It happens easily to me! The background looks so pale and grainy and I am starting to feel concerned that it will not look nice and spoil the picture. It looks like scribble. I definitely started looking longingly at the back of the cupboard - the space for the artwork of no return! But I am going to give myself another day on it and see if a miracle happens!
So there you have it. My dodgy looking artwork, shared with the world! If you want to check out my completed artworks please visit my shop, link below. I hope I am not the only one who has these confidence crises'? If you are having one too, you can know that you are not alone! You will see what happened to my bee at the end of the week (and as I write, its fate is not decided!), in the meantime, happy drawing!