watercolour course: week 4

It was a great class last night! This week we did some drawing exercises, used a view finder and started drawing a still life which we will be concentrating on for the next few weeks and then creating a watercolour painting from the sketch. I love drawing but haven't done any still life drawing for a really long time, so it was really great to get some useful tips.

The still life was a set of white shapes; a pyramid, two bottles and a cube. We used the view finder (a rectangle cut out of a piece of paper) to look through and frame the still life. We drew a few thumbnail sketches, one in landscape, one in portrait and then a close up/crop of the still life.

thumbnail sketches of still life

We then drew the still life on A3 paper. It doesn't look like much but it was a bit of a challenge trying to get everything right! I am really pleased with what I have done though for some reason my bottles were tilting to the right and I didn't leave enough room for the pyramid? (I had to add some paper to the side) I'll be working on fixing everything up :)

sketch of still life

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