My second lesson in Sketchbook Skool challenged us to draw outdoors in public. Well, I did sketch outdoors when the weather was a bit warmer but it was in my side yard. I'm taking baby steps. I'm very self-conscious when I draw in public. I have done it several times in the past but I have to do it more in order to get over my fear. I have no problem drawing in public while I'm on vacation and I think that's because I know I'll never meet any of the people there ever again so I don't care what they think. But here at home where I know lots of people, I'm terrified that I won't deliver a fantastic drawing. I put way too much pressure on myself. Since the weather has become colder again, I have remained inside but I hope to get out there and be vulnerable. Here's my drawing of the side of my house.
The second thing we were taught was to draw with coloured pencils. I used to use coloured pencils a lot when I was younger and so I thought I could handle this one. I didn't do too bad. However, sometimes I think the subject matter has a lot to do with the outcome of the drawing. If I'm working on something I enjoy, the drawing will be better. Below is my sketch.
We had some really nice Spring days and then snow. So I sketched the flowers in my house and a snow laden tree that I could see from my kitchen window.
Our third lesson introduced watercolour and challenged us to use watercolour washes on our drawings. I took a walk on a nice day this week and sketched by the Humber River near my home(there was no one around). Then I took it home and painted it.
Below is my attempt to draw in public again but I cheated and sat in my car in the parking lot. Like I said, small steps. :)