The weekend is almost over. I did a lot of work and not too much art, but important thing is that I kept my practice and did something every day. Today I am giving you an update from my Play Journal:
This was done at work on Friday, during lunch break and a long phone call. It’s partly based on a dream I had the previous night in which my late father was complaining about not inviting him to see my new home for many years, and partly on a weird idea I got about drawing a giraffe. The dude is the male figure from my dream (nothing like my father) and it’s pretty badly drawn I know, but that’s fine. The giraffe, on the other hand I love (I looked at a photo on the Internet for inspiration and reference). I did not know I could do any of this with just a ball point pen. I am seriously surprised.
And the next one:
I looked at some photos on the internet as reference, because I decided I should practice drawing from reference and not just from my imagination. The male turned out much better, but his haircut is gross and he feels very intimidated for that reason 🙂 And her I do not like much… Important thing is this is all done with colored pencils and no erasing, which is again a surprise for me. It’s good – practice makes me more confident.
It’s late and it’s raining… There will be no running in the morning, but I can always aim to do some arting instead. I hope we will get some more sunshine this week…
5 responses to “Play Journal Update: 18 September”
These pages are a great! Its wonderful to know that the practice play made you more confident. I love that you are experimenting and going out of your comfort zone. This play journal is beginning to evolve and its content so very promising. Keep the fire going!
These pages are great! All this play is bound to increase your skills and confidence. I like the idea of no erasing being possible. I especially like the ball point pen page. Keep going with this!
Thanks! I realized that I am not even reaching for eraser any longer… In such a short time I started feeling comfortable without it!
The giraffe is especially well done! So fun to experiment with pens and see just how far they can go.
Thanks! Yes, sometimes it’s surprising what you actually can do and never thought you could 🙂