Ah, LifeBook 2013 is done. The last video was posted and I am gearing up for LifeBook 2014. I can’t wait! One of the major perks of LifeBook is the ability to download & save the videos. I have a bunch saved because I got on board near the end of the class. But, slowly, I have been watching them and learning. LOTS and LOTS of learning!
If you asked me a few months ago if I could draw, I would have said “NO” without a moment’s hesitation. Now, with the help of LifeBook, I have the confidence to draw. Like my mom, I struggle with drawing things from my head but I can look at something and recreate it. This lesson taught me how to create drawings using just a sheet of paper and a pencil (and an eraser for shading & erasing those boo boos). Tam (the amazing gal that runs LifeBook) taught a lesson on how to draw this detailed feather. When I am learning through an online class, I pretty much copy the work of the artist. I venture off into my own creation (using the new skills) in later art.
When I first saw this lesson, I was a little intimidated which doesn’t happen to me very often when it comes to trying something new in my art. BUT, at the same time, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I have been collecting drawing pencils and was excited to add this new skill to my “bag of tricks”. I drew the feather which has significance to our family & added the soft colors using the Peerless Watercolors. (gorgeous colors)
Right now I am in PA visiting my family. My mom brought out her teapot when we had company over. She left it out on the table and I was inspired to draw it. I used the same techniques for the drawing & for adding the colors. See the list that is part of the background? That is my packing list of all of the things that I needed to pack & bring to PA. It only made sense to draw the PA-inspired drawing on top of the text of that list. I can’t wait to see what else I am inspired to draw…