I had a lovely weekend playing with my theme for Friday Sketches, "Sliced Fruit".
Fruit is a wonderful way to practice your sketching skills. The shapes are simple and forgiving and there is a lot you can do with it.
I especially love to play with color combinations and color tones with fruit, and sliced fruit gives me a lots of opportunity to get creative.
I'd love to see your Sketches, I enjoy exploring how others play in their sketchbooks.
If you like to participate in Friday Sketches, all you have to do is link up your blog post at the end of the Friday Sketches page using the Linky Tool (click here), and remember to put a link-back in your blog post that connects you back here, otherwise people who follow you won't know what you are doing.
You can link up at any time during the week.
This page of sliced watermelon and lime was done using Neocolor II Water Soluble Wax Pastel and ink in a Miquelrius Premium Flexible Journal.
This journal is not really designed for intense watercolor washes as the paper is very light weight and silky, but is surprisingly strong, and a good alternative for sketching when you don't have a higher quality sketchbook available.
I've been preparing for my next online class in the "Water Soluble Series" which is "Pastel & Crayon".
Each class in this series focuses on a different water soluble medium with tips, tricks and techniques, along with exercises and projects that will help you make the most of your water soluble art tools. The first in the series is "Watercolor Pencil" which is slated for re-release over the coming summer.
Next up is "Pastel & Crayon" scheduled to open in the Fall, followed by "Watercolor Paint" over winter, and "Ink & Marker", and "Dry Pigment" due in 2015.
"Watercolor Pencil" will be open for registration next month, and "Pastel & Crayon"will open for registration in August.
Stay tuned for details and thanks for checking in. xx