I am yet again procrastinating! Surprise, surprise!! Every time I need to do a lot of something I don't feel like, I tend to just want to do something entirely different. It really isn't a good way to deal with deadlines, or daily stresses, but avoidance seems to be far more enjoyable than digging in and getting the job (that I clearly would prefer not to be doing) done! Ironically I would be a lot less stressed if I just wrote a to do list and checked everything off one by one and then got onto the stuff I wanted to do. However I don't seem to be functioning in this manner! So I have been drawing some more instead and I am still revelling in that feeling of creating for me! On the flip side I lay awake at night chastising myself for not completing the long list of other things that need to be done!
So, my latest procrastination project is a pretty girl with long hair. I need to keep working at techniques, such as hair as I find this really hard to do. Each time I start drawing, I try to challenge myself to do something slightly different.
In my head I had a vision of a light and airy background with a feeling of Springtime. I discovered it can be quite a challenge to create a multi-layered background that is light and airy. Took a lot of time to do this one, more because I was just trying to figure out what would work in each layer without making the whole canvas look too dark, but at the same time give layers of interest and detail. I love finishing a project and look forward to what I will draw next. The possibilities are endless!
I truly believe that just about anyone can create these girls with a few classes. I know I do go on, but it has been such an eye opening experience after doing Jamie Dougherty's Online Bloom Girl class that I thoroughly recommend doing one. I am booked into her upcoming workshop, starting in February and just can't wait. You can find the details for her class here.
I also purchased a Jane Davenport online workshop as well. That was really helpful for some of the techniques with drawing some of the facial features, but I have to confess I prefer Jamies way of shading and colouring skin with Pan Pastells! I find it a lot more simple than trying to fuss around with acrylic paint, that stuff can be hard to tame at times! Right now I am trying to work out if I want to do Janes class on drawing emotion, or her one on drawing figures. Wish I could afford to do both, but as one is $85 and the other $155 I need to decide which is more important to me right now. Ah the decisions!!!
So while I am debating what classes to take myself, I am creating and teaching a heap of my own classes in order to pay for the others. Vicious cycle. LOL! For those of you in Adelaide, I have been teaching tag classes each month. This month I have been focusing on techniques with Faber Castell Gelatos. I have put so many different little techniques in the class it makes it a bit hard to get through all 3 tags in the one lesson! I seem to do that to myself (and those attending my classes quite regularly!) I used the Prima All About Me Range for these. Love the shades of Blue and Teal.
For those that want to do more with these tags they can book into my layout class where I use one of the tags to create a layout.
So this is me for the last week. I really am trying to remedy my bad blogging, so I am making shorter but more frequent posts, hopefully. Thanks for stopping by.