Tuesday, 20 September 2011
What Can I draw in my Sketchbook?
A few people have arrived on my blog after they've googled 'what can I draw in my sketch book' and my first thought is .... whatever you like! But then I thought it's not always that easy and getting started is the hardest part.
Perhaps you could draw a corner of your garden or what you can see from the window. I sketched an oncoming storm yesterday morning looking out over the hill at the back of my house. It's a view that I know so well that I can almost sketch it from memory, the trees have been my subjects for many a practice session or for trying out new sketching toys.
I like to draw or paint things I find, flowers, shells, rocks and dead insects to name but a few. Here's two grey feathers I found by gate this week.
A couple of seed pods given to me by my friend from her garden. I'm going to plant the seeds, my friend did tell me what they were in Italian but I promptly forgot what she said. (This could be age!)
If I manage to grow something from them I will sketch the plants too.
You could also join a sketching group such as Everyday Matters or visit Cathy Johnson's Artists' Journal Workshop to find inspiration and tips on how to get started!