I have embarked on a new creative challenge for this Summer. I will be sharing the illustrations on my other blog, Pict Ink, and on Instagram.
Am I alone in this?
The first illustration on the first page of any of my sketchbooks or art journals is always disappointing. The results usually range from blah to meh. There has also been the odd occasion when I have torn out the first page and lobbed it in the recycling. It’s as if I need some sort of warm-up drawing that tells me that subsequent drawings can only get better.
All of which preamble is to state that I am disappointed in this, my first illustration in a new sketchbook.
This book is going to be dedicated to drawings all on one theme, namely illustrations of vintage photographs. I settled on this idea for several reasons: I love vintage photos; I wanted to challenge myself to work with a limited palette so monochrome subjects help with that; I want to hone my skills with layering ink and watercolour…
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