Just me and my pencils...
This month's Sketchbook Challenge theme is "branching out - out on a limb". With that in mind, I decided to pick up a brush very little this month. Turns out, it's been a crazy month with family obligations and life in general, so that wasn't as hard as I thought! But, I didn't want to paint at all in my challenge sketchbook. So far so good, but the month isn't over yet... I am feeling that tinge!
I just love my 7 year old's pink cowgirl boots and decided to sit down and just sketch, no paint to cover the flaws, just pencils.
If you have ever tried drawing shoes, maybe you noticed that certain angles can look normal in real life, but trying to draw them at that same angle, they can look a little skewed or not quite right. Maybe it's just me and needing more practice, or maybe that's where the hand of the artist comes out! Not sure, but gotta keep practicing either way.
It funny that the months' theme also coincided with me offering my first private art lesson! That is really branching out! Other branching out opportunities that coincided this month; I have attempted to get my first wholesale account. (no luck yet) I have also sent off a proposal for my first magazine article. I won't hear back from for quite a few months. So, even though my sketchbook pages were a little thin this month, I would like to think that I have totally taken advantage of the month's theme and branched out more than I ever have before.
out on a limb on this artist holiday-