July 2017 - Animals. In this workshop I worked solely on one animal portrait - having unfortunately got lost on my way there and missing the warm up exercises at the start! I had brought a range of photos with me, and decided to work on a pastel drawing of a red panda from a … Continue reading Summer Pastels Workshops
I've really enjoyed these workshops, as they've been good fun! I've identified a few of my weaknesses that I would like to work more on, and rediscovered the fun and 'messiness' of pastels! Week 5: Figures Week 6: Portraits Week 7: Animals Workshop: Drawing flowers with unfavoured hand Things I have learned: I enjoy working … Continue reading Pastels for Pleasure (continued)
In April I saw a course called 'Pastels for Pleasure' advertised on Facebook. I initially brushed it to one side, but it kept popping up again... then my housemate helpfully sent me a link to a course that he saw pop up on his News Feed - the same course! Marketing on social media really … Continue reading Pastels for Pleasure
Last month I started my second module with the Open College of Arts, this one being Drawing 1: Drawing Skills, which I am hoping will allow me to practice and develop a lot of the observation and drawing skills that I've allowed to get rusty over the last few year. Now working towards completing my … Continue reading Sketching for fun
I had a few opportunities to get out and about with my camera over the Christmas period, including another photographic wander with a local group, and a few photos of Winter Solstice, which have been included in a separate post.
Since recently upgrading my camera, I have looked more at learning how to get the best from my kit and learning some of the more technical specifications and functions that are involved in photography... As part of this I attended a 'Getting Started With Your DSLR' workshop at my local camera showroom. As someone who … Continue reading Back to Basics…getting to know my camera…
I have been dabbling in creative arts for a few years now, and have experimented with various mediums, including pyrography and photography. As I recently started a course with the Open College of Arts, and was required to create a learning log to document my progress, I thought I would set up another as an … Continue reading Creative Arts Portfolio