I had hit a block in Liz Steel's Foundations course at Lesson 5, Measured Setup. I guess I discovered what I knew already: I don't like measuring. I really don't get this pencil thing. And when I use it, the resulting drawing always looks wrong. Of course, that might just mean I need more practise. But life is too short to practise something I don't enjoy! So I was glad that Lesson 6 was all about finding the minimum amount of measuring that works for you! In my case, very little, it turns out.
And I also discovered something else I already knew about myself. I love bags!!
|Quick gestural drawing with a light watercolour pencil, just to get a feel for the proportions.|
|Carefully drawing in ink. Ignore the pencil lines if they are wrong. They're just there as a foundation.|
|Add watercolour and shading.|
|Another method, which is the best for me: no pencil, straight to ink, starting with important edges, and working from edge to edge, carefully feeling your way around.|
|Add watercolour. Done!|
|And a final method, which I didn't like as much: no ink, just watercolour pencils and watercolour.|
|And a larger version of the same. Just because it's one of my favourite bags!|