|June Botanical Sketch a Day 1st through 15th|
Prismacolor Pencils, Souffle Pens, Sharpie Pen, Derwent
Watercolor Pencils, Fireworks Spray Ink, Copic Markers,
Office Max Metallic Markers, Gelly Roll Pens.
I really have been enjoying a thumbnail sized sketch a day in my visual journal. I must admit,
however, that I am two days behind. Think I will use black gesso and metallic pens on the 17th,
not sure about the 16th. One thing I have found is that this is a very useful way to try out new
art materials and techniques. My fav, I think, is still Derwent Watercolor Pencils but also love
the copics and shiny pens.
I know you might be wondering what that purple thing is on the 12th--not sure, looks like a
thistle, but also maybe artichoke like? Don't know. Like my tomatoes on the 11th and the
artichoke I am sure about on the 8th. I am sometimes looking at the actual flower or leaf for
reference, sometimes a botanical magazine like "Birds and Blooms".
Fun and good for me to make myself stick to a plan. I tend to go off chasing that next shiny
thing in terms of ideas, art techniques and supplies. The one thing I do know, however, is
that I continue to be taken with images of nature: flowers, leaves, birds, fruits, butterflies, bees.
Looking at the beauty of nature just makes me happy.