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Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Parrots, Pencils & Placemats...
I completed this yesterday after a determined effort. It has been painted using Derwent Inktense pencils and colour blocks. Considering it was a spur of the moment choice of subject, not really thought out in any great detail, it has turned out well. There are things I would have done differently if starting again, but I'm happy enough.
I took part in the WHSmith Sketchoff last night - they give you a photo online and an hour in which to sketch it. I thought it would be a doddle, seeing as I have drawn and painted tigers so often, but in actual fact it was very hard work. Not because I couldn't draw it but because there just wasn't enough time! I chose to use Derwent Coloursoft pencils, mainly because I was curled up on the sofa and too lazy to get paints out - it was a very satisfying exercise though.
I've knitted more fish. I don't know what to do with them. I had an idea that they could be used as placemats, but as I have used scraps of different coloured yarn, they don't really go together as a set. Needs a bit more thought. Anyone fancy the pattern for free?